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400 North Church Street Monroe, NC 28112 Telephone: 704-296-0825 Fax: 704-283-8419


TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword ............................................................................................................................. 4 School TRADITIONAL Calendar – 2011-12..................................................................... 5 School YEAR-ROUND Calendar – 2011-12 (Monroe Middle) ........................................ 6 School Calendar – 2011-12 (Union County Early College) ............................................... 7 School Calendar – 2011-12 (Union Academy)……………………………………………8 Driver Education Classroom Schedule – UCPS – 2011-12 ........................................... 9-10 Driver Education Classroom Schedule – Union Academy – 2011-12 ............................. 11 Directory and Emergency Numbers.................................................................................. 12 Driver Education Lead Teacher Information – 2011-12.............................................. 51-52 Philosophy and Objectives ........................................................................................... 13-14 Accidents........................................................................................................................... 14 Flat Tire Procedures ……………………………………………………………………..15 Accommodations (Exceptional Children)......................................................................... 16 Age Requirements ............................................................................................................. 16 Animals on the Side of the Road ...................................................................................... 16 Automobile Maintenance and General Care ..................................................................... 16 Automobile Use ........................................................................................................... 16-17 Behind-the-Wheel Skills (BTW) ...................................................................................... 17 Building and Classrooms .................................................................................................. 18 Car Wash ........................................................................................................................... 17 Cellular Phone Guidelines and Usage.......................................................................... 17-18 Certificates of Completion ................................................................................................ 18 Certification – Evaluation and Grading ............................................................................ 18 Certificates – Driving Eligibility ................................................................................. 18-20 Child Passenger Restraint Law ......................................................................................... 20 Class Attendance ............................................................................................................... 20 Class Enrollment ............................................................................................................... 20 Community Resources ................................................................................................. 20-21 Conclusion of Behind the Wheel (BTW).......................................................................... 21 Curriculum/Textbooks ...................................................................................................... 21 NC Driver Education Resource Guide .............................................................................. 21 Daily Schedule (Summer, School Year, BTW) ........................................................... 21-22 Discipline – see Student Code of Conduct ....................................................................... 22 Dress and Grooming ......................................................................................................... 22 Driver Education Forms and Records ............................................................................... 22 Driving Permits (Restricted Instruction Permit - ―800 Forms‖) ....................................... 23 Driving Times ................................................................................................................... 23 Drop Outs .......................................................................................................................... 23 DWI Simulator – see Golf Cart ........................................................................................ 23 Eight Steps to Activate Lecturing…………………………………………………….36-40 Employment of Instructors ............................................................................................... 23 Frequently Asked Questions ........................................................................................ 23-27 Fueling Your Vehicle ........................................................................................................ 28 2

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Golf Cart ........................................................................................................................... 28 Harassment Policy 4-7a ............................................................................................... 28-32 Hardship Request .............................................................................................................. 32 Header Sheets and Year End Paperwork .......................................................................... 33 Home School Students ...................................................................................................... 33 Inclement Weather ............................................................................................................ 33 Instructor Classes .............................................................................................................. 34 Instructor Assignments ..................................................................................................... 34 Instructor Responsibilities ................................................................................................ 35 Issurance of Limited Learner's Permit and Provisional Driver's License…………… 43-47 Lead Teacher Responsibilities and Job Description ........................................................ .48 Mobile Phone – see Cellular Phone Guidelines and Usage .............................................. 48 Paperwork – Year-end From Instructor ............................................................................ 48 Payroll/Dates and Calendar 2011-2012 ............................................................................ 49 Private Driving Schools .................................................................................................... 50 Registration Procedures for Driver’s Education ............................................................... 50 Salary Information ............................................................................................................ 53 Sexual Harassment - see Harassment ............................................................................... 53 Student Code of Conduct ............................................................................................. 53-68 Supervision of Students .................................................................................................... 70 Teen Crash Facts……………………………………………………………………...41-42 Textbooks.......................................................................................................................... 70 The STANDUP Act…………………………………………………………………. 69-70 Traffic Congestion and Places to Drive ............................................................................ 70 Use of Tobacco Products Policy – 3-5a ....................................................................... 71-72 Videos ............................................................................................................................... 72 To order Videos ................................................................................................................ 72 Visitors .............................................................................................................................. 72 APPENDIX 1 – BACK SEAT NOTES ............................................................................ 73 Procedures For Turnabouts And Parking .................................................................... 73 Two Point Turnabout (2 Point Turn) .......................................................................... 73 Three Point Turnabout (3 Point Turn) ........................................................................ 73 Emergency Situations – Off Road Recovery .............................................................. 73 Loss Of Brakes ............................................................................................................ 74 Blowout In A Curve – Right Front ............................................................................. 74 Blowout In A Curve – Right Rear .............................................................................. 74 Stalled Engine ............................................................................................................. 74 Turning Procedures ..................................................................................................... 75 Left And Right Turn Procedure .................................................................................. 75 U-Turn......................................................................................................................... 75 Expressway – Blending With Traffic Flow Smoothly................................................ 75 Entering An Expressway............................................................................................. 76 Exiting An Expressway............................................................................................... 76 Lane Change Procedures............................................................................................. 76 Parking ........................................................................................................................ 76 Angle Parking – 45 Degree Angle Parking (Entering) ............................................... 76 Angle Parking – 45 Degree Angle Parking (Exiting) ................................................. 77 3

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Perpendicular Parking – 90 Degree Angle Parking (Entering) ................................... 77 Perpendicular Parking – 90 Degree Angle Parking (Exiting) ..................................... 77 Parallel Parking (Entering) ......................................................................................... 77 Parallel Parking (Exiting) ........................................................................................... 78 APPENDIX 2 – Hardship Request Form and Consideration Examples...................... 79-80 APPENDIX 3 – Driver Assignments ................................................................................ 81 APPENDIX 4 – Driver Education Information And Registration.................................... 82 APPENDIX 5 – Student Registration And Information Sheet .................................... 83-84 APPENDIX 6 – Driving Skills Performance Rating ........................................................ 85 APPENDIX 7 – 20-88.1. Driver Education. .................................................................... 86 APPENDIX 8 – Car Exchange Form................................................................................ 87 APPENDIX 9 – Golf Cart Usage Exchange Form ........................................................... 88 APPENDIX 10 – Agreement Between School And Parent Form .................................... 89 APPENDIX 11 – Release To Parent Or Private Driving School Representative ............. 90 APPENDIX 12 - Lead Teacher Responsibilities………………………………………...91 APPENDIX 13 - Minor Accident Form…………………………………………………92

FOREWORD ―Preparing all students to succeed‖ is the vision of Union County Public Schools. This success is defined as productive and responsible citizens in our community. The Driver’s Education Program considers itself a vital component of the UCPS goal, with instructors and administrators dedicated to providing quality classroom and on the road training for all students of Union County. 4

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UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2011-2012 TRADITIONAL CALENDAR 2011 August 2011 September

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GP = Grading Period RC = Report Card WD = Workday AL = Annual Leave

Make Up Days: 1 day ......... March 9, 2012 2 days ........ March 9, 2012, April 27, 2012

Additional days determined at the Superintendent’s discretion (See Calendar Guidelines for Options)

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H = Holiday M = School Month WD = Required Workday BD = ½ Day for Students Note: Saturdays and/or extended school days may be used for make up as determined appropriate by the Superintendent. Students do not attend school on days marked AL, H, WD or WD

CALENDAR APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON DECEMBER 7, 2010 (REVISED JULY 12, 2011)


UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2011-2012 YEAR-ROUND (MONROE MIDDLE SCHOOL) 2011 August 2011 September

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Legend: GP = Grading Period RC = Report Card WD = Workday AL = Annual Leave

Make Up Days: 1 day ......... March 9, 2012 2 days ........ March 9, 2012, May 11, 2012

Additional days determined at the Superintendent’s discretion (See Calendar Guidelines for Options)

H = Holiday M = School Month WD = Required Workday BD = ½ Day for Students Note: Saturdays and/or extended school days may be used for make up as determined appropriate by the Superintendent. Students do not attend school on days marked AL, H, WD or WD

CALENDAR APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON DECEMBER 7, 2010 (REVISED JULY 12, 2011)


UNION COUNTY EARLY COLLEGE 2011-2012 CALENDAR July

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Freshman Bridge Program

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Legend:

GP = Grading Period RC = Report Card WD = Workday AL = Annual Leave

Make Up Days: 1 day ......... March 9, 2012 2 days ........ March 9, 2012, April 27, 2012

Additional days determined at the Superintendent’s discretion (See Calendar Guidelines for Options)

H = Holiday M = School Month WD = Required Workday BD = ½ Day for Students Note: Saturdays and/or extended school days may be used for make up as determined appropriate by the Superintendent. Students do not attend school on days marked AL, H, WD or WD

CALENDAR APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON DECEMBER 7, 2010 (REVISED JULY 12, 2011)


UNION ACADEMY— ACADEMY—Lower School 3828 Old Charlotte Hwy. Monroe, NC 28110 July 4-8 Phone: 704-283-5678 July 20 Fax: 704-283-0406 July 21-26 Office Hours: M-F 7:30-4:00 July 25 Summer Hours: Closed July 27

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July 4th Holiday-School Office Closed New Faculty/Staff Orientation Instructional Staff Workday Open House First day of school for students Early dismissal-12:00pm Summer EOC Early dismissal-12:00pm - Character Ed. Day

Aug. 17-Sept. 7 Sept. 2 Sept. 5 Sept. 30 Sept. 30 Oct. 3-10 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 11 Nov. 23-25 Dec. 12-15 Dec. 16 Dec. 16 Dec. 19-Jan. 1 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 20 Feb. 21-Mar.2 Mar. 2 Mar. 6 Mar. 5 Mar. 12-29 Mar. 14 Mar. 22-23 Mar. 30 Apr. 2-9 Apr. 30-May 11 May 14-17 May 23-31 May 25 May TBD May 28 June 1 June 1 June 4 June 8

MAP Testing Gr. K-8 Early dismissal-12:00pm Labor Day-Holiday Early dismissal-12:00pm End of 1st Grading Period Fall Intersession Instructional Staff Workday PSAT-Gr. 9, 10, & 11 Report Cards-Parent Conference-No School Veterans Day Observed-Holiday Thanksgiving Break Fall EOC Early dismissal-12:00pm End of 2nd Grading Period Winter Intersession Report Cards Early dismissal-12:00pm Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Holiday Early dismissal-12:00pm President’s Day-Holiday ACCESS Test End of 3rd Grading Period Writing Test-Gr. 10 Instructional Staff Workday MAP Testing Gr. K-8 Report Cards-Parent Conference-No School QAR Accreditation Visit (SACS) Early dismissal-12:00pm Spring Intersession AP Exams EOG Tests - Gr. 3-8 Final Exams or EOCs Early dismissal-12:00pm High School Graduation Day Memorial Day-Holiday Last day-Early dismissal-12:00pm End of 4th Grading Period Mandatory Instructional Staff Workday Pick Up Report Cards and Summer Packets

Testing and report cards dates are subject to change.

Notice of school closings due to weather conditions or unforeseen factors will be broadcast on: WCNC—Channel 6 (wcnc.com) News14—Channel 14 (News14.com) WSOC—Channel 9 (GoCarolinas.com) WBTV—Channel 3 (wbtv.com) UA Website and UA telephone answering system Closings will be announced as soon as a decision is made

UNION ACADEMY— ACADEMY—Upper School 675 N. M. L. King Jr. Blvd. Monroe, NC 28110 Phone: 704-238-8883 Fax: 704-238-8823 Office Hours: M-F 7:30-4:00 Summer Hours: 9:00-3:00

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UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2011-2012 Driver Education Classroom Schedule (Final schedule to be determined by individual schools)

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HIGH SCHOOLS (Central Academy, Cuthbertson, Forest Hills, Marvin Ridge, Monroe, Parkwood, Piedmont, Porter Ridge, Sun Valley and Weddington)

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July 12 – July 22, 2011

All Schools

8:00 – 12:00

August 1 – August 11, 2011

All Schools

8:00 – 12:00

August 25 – September 20, 2011

All Schools

October 3 – October 27, 2011

All Schools

November 7 – December 6, 2011

All Schools

January 24 – February 16, 2012

MRHS, PRHS, & SVHS Only

MRHS, PRHS, SVHS– 3:05 – 5:05

All Schools

CHS, MRHS, MHS, PRHS, SVHS & WHS – 3:05 – 5:05 FHHS, PwHS, & PdHS – 3:30 – 5:30 CATA – 4:00 – 6:00 CHS, MRHS, MHS, PRHS, SVHS & WHS – 3:05 – 5:05 FHHS, PwHS, & PdHS – 3:30 – 5:30 CATA – 4:00 – 6:00

CHS, MRHS, MHS, PRHS, SVHS & WHS – 3:05 – 5:05 FHHS, PwHS, & PdHS – 3:30 – 5:30 CATA – 4:00 – 6:00 CHS, MRHS, MHS, PRHS, SVHS & WHS – 3:05 – 5:05 FHHS, PwHS, & PdHS – 3:30 – 5:30 CATA – 4:00 – 6:00 CHS, MRHS, MHS, PRHS, SVHS & WHS – 3:05 – 5:05 FHHS, PwHS, & PdHS – 3:30 – 5:30 CATA – 4:00 – 6:00

February 28 March 24, 2012 All Schools April 10 – May 11, 2012 M a y 15 – June 3, 2012, June 11 – June 15, 2012

No classes during Exam Week

June 20 – July 5, 2012

All Schools

PRHS & SVHS Only PRHS, SVHS– 3:05 – 5:05 8:00 – 12:00

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Classroom training at Union County Early College will be scheduled through Sun Valley High School. Check with Sun Valley High School – Driver Education Lead Teacher for exact classroom schedule. -

Bold indicate summer month schedule

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Additional classes may be scheduled on a school-by-school basis o Each course involves 36 hours of classroom work and a minimum of 12 hours of instruction in the car (6 hours driving and 6 hours observing).

Registration Procedures: - In order to register, each student must bring his or her birth certificate to the first class. In addition, each student from a private or home school must bring a letter verifying that he or she is currently enrolled in school. -

If the student lives in Union County, but attends school outside of the county, student still eligible to receive Driver Education instructional (classroom and behind-the-wheel) training. Students should contact school, where they would have attended, to be scheduled for Driver Education training. Or student may contact Union Academy to be scheduled for training. Union Academy will train charter, private and home school students.

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Participants will be enrolled on an age-priority basis. In order to be eligible to enroll in the program, an individual must meet the following requirements: o o o o o

Between the ages of 14 ½ and 18 on the first day of classes. Middle School students ARE eligible to take Driver’s Education as long as they are the legal age. Approved by the Principal of the high school that he or she’s attending. Attending a public, private or home school within Union County. Have not previously enrolled in the program.

There is a $45 registration fee that is due before the first day of class. Students may also contact a private company at their own expense. Students who have dropped out of school or who have enrolled in driver education previously are not eligible for these classes. For additional information, contact Driver Education lead instructor at particular school or Dr. Jerry Cross, Driver Education Coordinator on 704-290-1526.

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UNION ACADEMY Upper School Campus 675 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110 (Charter, Private and Home School Students)

2011-2012 Driver Education Classroom Schedule

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SCHOOL

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July 11 – July 21, 2011

Union Academy – Upper School Campus

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

August 16 – August 31, 2011

Union Academy – Upper School Campus

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

January 3 – January 20, 2012

Union Academy – Upper School

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

February 29 - March 17, 2012

Union Academy – Upper School Campus

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Contact Nancy Rhea at Union Academy - 704-238-8883 or e-mail nrhea@unionacademy.org to register for Driver Education classroom training.

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DIRECTORY AND EMERGENCY NUMBERS Union County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent (Dr. Mary Ellis) 704-296-1003 Director of Secondary Education (Dr. Wanda Little) 704-296-0824 Driver Education Coordinator (Dr. Jerry Cross) 704-290-1526 or 704-651-6481

Emergency Numbers NC Highway Patrol – *HP 704-292-1539 (communications) 704-283-8101 (business) Union County Sheriff Department 704-283-3789 Monroe City Police Department 704-282-4700 Ambulance/Sheriff/Police 911 Towing Services – Have car towed to the Bus Garage CGS Auto 704-226-1678 Crossroads Body Shop 704-233-5531 Medlin's Towing 704-283-6222 Nesbit's Towing A-1 704-283-9775 Silverado Wrecker 704-283-6004 Zeb Myers 704-283-2295

Maintenance Steve Kisiah 704-296-3160 x 800 704-361-6893 Mark Hinson 704-296-3160 x 840 980-721-0650 Larry Carter 704-296-3160 x 841 704-361-4676 Greg Aldridge 704-296-3160 x 840 980-521-0022 Danny McManus 704-296-3160 x 888 Miscellaneous Numbers for North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, Julian Council 919-861-3106, 3109 Driver Education Representatives Bryan Runger, Supervisor 336-516-6482 Olive Reid 704-890-0020 704-568-7505 Dan Collins 704-568-7505 Driver’s License Office 704-283-4264 North Carolina Non-Public School (Home School) 919-733-4276 12

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PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES The mission of Driver Education in the Union County Public Schools is to meet or exceed North Carolina Law with driving instruction. With this in mind, students will have a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction offered and 6 hours of driving experience and 6 hours of observation experience for each student driver. It is our intent to provide exposure to all of the following as part of the comprehensive education program. Instructional Objectives are to enable the students to:  Prepare the car and its occupants for a safe and comfortable trip  Start the car  Accelerate smoothly and safely from a standing position  Start a car on an upgrade and on a downgrade from a standing position  Maintain proper position in required lanes  Make a safe, comfortable turn  Adjust speed to existing traffic conditions to account for variations in traffic flow and legal speed limits  Downshift to maintain speed or reduce speed, before starting down a hill, in heavy, slow-moving traffic, or in emergency situations.  Come to a normal safe stop on level roadways and on hills and to make required rapid stops  Back up safely and smoothly  Prevent and stop a skid  Maintain a complete and accurate understanding of the driving environment and to identify any critical changes that might affect his driving  Drive safely in an urban area and react appropriately to pedestrians and to other traffic  Drive in a safe, efficient manner in open country  Safely enter, drive on and exit from a freeway  Maintain an adequate separation between the car and the vehicle ahead  Make sound passing decisions and to complete passes safely without interference to other road users  Enter traffic without interfering with other vehicles  Leave the line of traffic with a minimum interference to the vehicles and to the side of the car  Change lanes safely and without obstructing the flow of traffic  Park the car safely and legally and exit the car, with minimal interference with other vehicular or pedestrian traffic  Respond with safe and courteous action when encountering pedestrians, cyclists and animals  Drive safely through or by an attended emergency area, or to provide necessary assistance when one is the first to reach a severe accident  Drive safely alongside parked and parking vehicles  Accommodate a passing vehicle by adjusting the car’s speed and/or position as necessary for the other vehicle to complete the pass quickly  Drive ahead of other vehicles with a minimum risk of rear-end collision  Adjust his course as necessary when meeting on-coming vehicles, and to take evasive action when necessary to avoid a head-on collision  Safely overtake a vehicle and to avoid having to initiate emergency maneuvers  Act safely when in the vicinity of special vehicles; i.e., school buses, police, fire and other emergency vehicles  Approach an intersection and to react appropriately to other traffic and traffic controls  Proceed through an intersection prepared to react to changing traffic conditions  Safely make a right turn at an intersection  Negotiate traffic circles safely  Safely enter a main roadway from an entrance ramp with or without an acceleration lane  Exit safely from the main roadway  Negotiate hills safely and effectively  Negotiate highway curves safely and comfortably  Select the appropriate lane for driving

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Drive safely on different types of road surfaces; to enable the student to adjust his driving according to road surface conditions Drive safely on a wet surface Deal effectively and safely with road shoulders Deal safely with roadway obstructions and barricades Drive, stop and park safely on ice and snow covered roadways; drive safely on sand covered roadways Perform a U-turn where legally permissible Turn around by means of a three-point turn, or a two-point turn, using a driveway Approach and enter off-street areas in a safe and efficient manner Drive safely in and around off-street areas without impeding traffic flow Safely cross railroad crossings and to respond to possible dangers at such crossings Enter, drive through or across and leave a tunnel or bridge safely and expeditiously Negotiate toll plazas in a safe and expeditious manner Drive safely during weather conditions that limit visibility Maintain directional control during a high crosswind Drive safely and comfortably during extremely hot or cold weather Drive safely during darkness React safely when a car’s malfunction endangers its occupants and other road users Respond appropriately to malfunction indications although the apparent malfunction may be unlikely to affect the safety of the drive or other roads users Deal safely with breakdowns that disable the car while on the road Remedy various on-road emergency malfunctions Learn the methods, procedures and hazards involved when being pushed or pushing another vehicle Learn the planning and preparation which precede driving and in navigational activities 1

Accidents In the event of an accident, the following procedures should be followed: (Follow these procedures for ALL minor accidents also) 1. Care for the injured. 2. If possible, move the vehicle to a safe place to prevent a second accident. 3. The instructor should secure information from other driver along with the accident report number, so the final report may be picked up by the Driver Education Coordinator. 4. Driver Education instructor should have the police officer identify them with a contact telephone number on the police report. 5. Do not release driver education students to their parents until the Highway Patrol personnel provides permission to do so. 6. Copies of the accident report will be distributed to Steve Kisiah, Mark Hinson, Dr. Jerry Cross and Dr. Wanda Little. Call the authorities. The numbers are:  Ambulance – 911  Highway Patrol – *HP: 704-292-1539; 704-283-8101  Monroe City Police – 704-282-4700  Union County Sheriff Department – 704-283-3789

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Call the following Union County Public Schools employees. The numbers are:  Contact School Cluster Lead Teacher  Dr. Jerry Cross – 704-651-6481 (cell #)  Dr. Wanda Little – 704-296-0824  Steve Kisiah – 704-296-3160 x 800; 704-361-6893  Mark Hinson – 704-296-3160 x 840; 980-721-0650 or  Greg Aldridge – 980-521-0022 or   

Larry Carter – 704-361-4676 Danny McManus – 704-296-3160 x888 School Principal

Call the Towing Service if Union County Maintenance is not available. Wrecker Service and telephone numbers as follows: Towing Services CGS Auto 704-226-1678 Crossroads Body Shop 704-233-5531 Medlin's Towing 704-283-6222 Nesbit's Towing A-1 704-283-9775 Silverado Wrecker 704-283-6004 or 704-289-1731 Zeb Myers 704-283-2295 Have car towed back to the bus garage

FLAT TIRE PROCEDURES 2011-2012

If you should happen to have a flat tire on your Driver Education vehicle during the time that the mechanics are on duty you should:  Pull completely off the road to a safe location  Immediately call Dr. Jerry T. Cross at 704-290-1526 office, 704-651-6481 cell, or 704-843-3188 home  Immediately call the Mechanic between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Bus Garage at 704-2963160 ext # 840  Use this opportunity to instruct students on how to change a flat tire  Change the tire  Drive at a slow/safe speed on the spare tire to the bus Garage  Call the home of the students to alert their parents  Do not encourage parents to come and pick-up their students (just let them know approximate time you will return to school) If you should happened to have a flat tire when the Bus Garage is closed you should:  Pull completely off the road to a safe location  Call Dr. Cross at 704-651-6481 (Cell)  Use this opportunity to instruct students on how to change a flat tire

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 Change the tire  Call parents of the students and let them know the situation and the time they should be at school to pickup their child  Drive at a slow/safe speed on the spare tire directly back to the school location of the students  The next morning you should call the mechanics at the Bus Garage (704-296-3160 ext: 840) and make arrangements to get the flat tire repaired.

Accommodations (Exceptional Children) Driver Education in the Union County Public Schools does not fall under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Funding is received from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. But, our classes are taught primarily by employees of the school system and the majority of those are classroom teachers. In addition, the classrooms that are used are in the schools. With this being said, accommodations for students with special needs are technically not required by the Department of Transportation but our instructors will make a “good faith effort” to meet those accommodations. It would be difficult for our instructors to explain to the courts why a student may receive accommodations until the end of the school day but does not receive them with many of the same instructors and with many of the same classrooms at the end of the day. Age Requirements Students interested in enrolling in the Driver's Education program must be between the ages of 14 1/2 and 18 on the first day of classes (Middle School students ARE eligible to take Driver's Education as long as they are the legal age and obtain permission from High School Principal and Driver Education Coordinator). Animals on the Side of the Road Never stop the driver education vehicle on the side of the road and exit the vehicle to assist an injured, distressed or dead animal. Please do the following:  Pull off the road to a safe location.  Call the Union County Animal Shelter – 704-283-2308  Give the necessary information (location, type of animal, etc.) to the Animal Shelter personnel. Automobile Maintenance and General Care  It is the responsibility of the instructor to keep up with the vehicle’s needs and when the car is to be serviced.  Inspections, oil changes and routine maintenance are handled by Union County Maintenance, located at the Bus Garage.  Driver Education instructors should contact the following personnel at the Bus Garage between 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment. o Mark Hinson – 704-296-3160 x 840 or 980-721-0650 (cell #) o Greg Aldridge – 704-296-3160 x 840 or 980-521-0022 (cell #) o Larry Carter – 704-296-3160 x 841 or 704-361-4676 (cell #)  During the Traditional School Year Calendar, instructors may fuel the vehicle between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  During the summer months and extended vacations, instructors may fuel the vehicle between 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Instructors must keep the vehicle NEAT and CLEAN. Vehicles may be washed at the following locations: o Market Express store, 6732 Old Monroe Road, Indian Trail (across from Sun Valley High School) o Market Express, 6320 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel (Hwy. 84).  Carry a red ticket into the service station. Sign the ticket in front of the attendant. You can get the car wash ticket from the Lead Teacher at the school where you teach. You will receive a code to bring your car through the wash. Please schedule this before driving, during breaks or after driving.

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Automobile Use  All Driver Education vehicles will be parked at the high school where the instructor is assigned for Driver Education duties (classroom and/or behind-the wheel training).  The vehicle will be parked in a designated secure area on the high school campus. This location will be determined by the principal.  The Driver Education sign on top of the vehicle will be taken off each night and placed in the trunk of the vehicle daily.  The sign should be secured back on top of the car prior to all behind-the-wheel instruction.  The Driver Education vehicle may be utilized for behind-the-wheel instruction and demonstrations (changing tires, checking oil, etc.) only.  The Driver Education vehicle CANNOT BE USED FOR PERSONAL USE. Typically, personal use would include dropping off children at school, going by the store to pick up items, etc.  Schedule getting your car washed, fueled, etc. on days that you are driving students and not on off days.  Driving from home to the Driver Education workplace will be done in the instructor’s private vehicle. There will be no reimbursement.  Driving from the major workplace of the instructor to the part-time Driver Education workplace will be done in the instructor’s private vehicle. There will be no reimbursement.

Behind-the-Wheel Skills (BTW) North Carolina requires that students have a minimum of 6 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation in the BTW portion of driver education. Some students may sometimes require more than 6 hours of driving experience. Typically, one instructor should not have the same student for more than 8 hours of driving. If after 8 hours of driving, the instructor does not feel comfortable passing the student, the student may be passed back to the lead teacher to be reassigned with a different instructor. This is only a recommendation and is ultimately a local, school based decision. Students should practice the following skills in the Behind-the-Wheel Instruction:              

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Remember, students should not eat or drink in the back seat of a driver education vehicle. Instructors should schedule a break and all eating and drinking should take place outside the vehicle.

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Building and Classrooms The building and classrooms are provided by Union County Public Schools (UCPS). Therefore, restrictions where students may go after regular school hours (before and after the driver education class each day), should be carefully MONITORED BY THE DRIVER EDUCATION TEACHERS). There is less supervision; therefore INSTRUCTORS should be especially VIGILANT in MONITORING their students. When the driver education class concludes each day, the INSTRUCTOR MUST STAY WITH THE STUDENTS UNTIL ALL STUDENTS ARE PICKED UP by their parents, guardian, etc. Instructors should make it clear to students and parents that if student is picked up late, the student may be dismissed from taking the driver education class. Provide Appendix 13 (Agreement Between Parent and School form) to each parent or guardian. Take care of the classroom by returning it to the same or better condition when students leave each day. If something is damaged, report it to the proper administrator and teacher immediately. Car Wash See ―Automobile Maintenance and General Care‖ (above). Cellular Phone Guidelines and Usage The Union County Public Schools Driver Education Program recommends each driver education instructor carry a cell phone; this is for emergency use only. Certificates of Completion Certificates of Completion are issued by the Driver Education instructor when a student has completed the minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours minimum of driving and 6 hours of observation. Students will be given the white copy that will be carried to the guidance office of the school that they attend. When an instructor needs additional Completion Certificates, the instructor should call Michele Schellhorn (704-296-0825) or email michele.schellhorn@ucps.k12.nc.us to receive more. You may pick them up at the Central Services Building (please call ahead). The Certificate of Completion should be kept at the school location by the lead teacher for four (4) years after the student completes the behind-the-wheel training. There are a number of reasons, as follows:  In case the student lost the original Certificate of Completion, the lead teacher may provide a copy at a cost of 5.00.  The DMV requires the Certificate of Completion for students younger than 18 years or age. Certification – Evaluation and Grading Instructors have a great deal of leeway in deciding what is passing in their classroom. These evaluation procedures should be clearly spelled out on the first day of class. This should be done verbally and written down for the student and parent to review. Examples of evaluation may rely on chapter tests and assignments or it may lie solely with the final exam. In addition, each instructor may decide on exam retakes as well. The state requires that each student get a minimum of 30 hours of instruction with 6 of those hours being in the area of drug and alcohol education. The state also requires a minimum of 6 hours of driving as well. Once again, the instructor decides what is acceptable for passing. Certificates – Driving Eligibility Student Procedures for obtaining a DEC For public school students: Students should bring the Certificate of Completion form to the Guidance Department. The parent/guardian must be present to receive the NC Driving Eligibility Certificate from guidance. The eligibility form indicates that the student is in good standing. A non-public school student under age 18 currently and properly enrolled in that school and wishing to obtain a NC driver's license or a learner’s permit must first obtain a D.E.C. issued from and signed by either the chief administrator (or his/her designee) of the conventional non-public school in which the student is enrolled, or from

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the chief administrator of the home school in which the student is enrolled. The student must obtain the signed D.E.C. form no more than 30 days before the date the student applies for a NC driver's license or learner’s permit. See N.C.G.S. 20 -11(n) and 115C - 566. Student Requirements for obtaining a DEC In order for a non-public school student under age 18 to be eligible to receive a D.E.C., the following requirements must be met: 1. The student must be enrolled in a non-public school which is currently meeting all the requirements of Part 1, 2 or 3 of Article 39, Chapter 115C of the NC General Statutes and must be making academic progress toward obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent -- unless, the student cannot make progress toward obtaining it. That academic progress shall be determined by the chief administrator (or his/her designee) of the non-public school in which the student is enrolled; 2. The student must have NOT been expelled, suspended for more than 10 days, or assigned to an alternative education setting for more than 10 days for committing one of the following offenses after the student's 14 th birthday or during or after 8th grade: a. Possession or sale of alcohol or a controlled substance on school property or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity; b. Bringing, possession or use of a weapon or firearm on school property; or, c. Assault on a teacher or other school personnel on school property or at a school sponsored or schoolrelated activity. North Carolina learner's permit/driver's license revocation for these three conduct offenses are mandated for one year and, if the student committed and was disciplined for the offense while the student was age 17, the revocation period may extend past age 18. A student who has committed one of these offenses may be eligible for a D.E.C. only when the chief school administrator (or his/her designee) has determined that the student has exhausted all administrative appeals, is making academic progress toward high school graduation and meets one of the three following conditions: a. The conduct occurred before the student was age 15 and the student is now at least age 16; b. The conduct occurred after the student reached age 15 and it is at least one year after the student has exhausted all administrative appeals; or, c. The student qualifies for at least a Level 2 North Carolina driver's license, needs the D.E.C. in order to drive to and from school, a drug or alcohol treatment counseling program, or a mental health treatment program, and no other transportation is available. In the case of treatment program attendance, the revocation would be suspended only long enough for completion of the treatment program. Once the treatment program has been completed, the chief administrator of the non-public school must then revoke until the full year revocation period has been satisfied. A student whose permit/license was revoked or denied due to committing one of these offenses may be eligible for a D.E.C. only if, after 6 months from the date of ineligibility, the chief school administrator (or his/her designee) determines that the student is making academic progress toward high school graduation and that one of the following conditions has been met: a. The student has returned to school or been placed in an alternative educational setting, and has displayed exemplary behavior, as defined only as when a student has no further offenses as listed earlier which would result in the earlier described types of school disciplinary action; b. The disciplinary action was for the possession or sale of alcohol or a controlled substance and the student has successfully completed a drug or alcohol treatment counseling program as determined by the chief administrator (or his/her designee) of the school in which the student was enrolled at the time the offense occurred. The chief administrator of the non-public school may grant a substantial hardship classification for the student and provide a D.E.C. despite the student's lack of academic progress or a misconduct offense such as listed earlier. Some examples of a substantial hardship could include: 1. If the parent/guardian is unable to drive due to illness or other impairment and the student is the only person of driving age in the household; 2. If the student requires transportation to and from a job that is necessary to the welfare of the family and is unable by any other means to do so.

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The above information is from the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education website. Refer to www.ncdnpe.org for additional information and frequently asked questions. Home school students may contact the Division of Non-Public Education in Raleigh at 919-733-4276. Child Passenger Restraint Law NC Child Restraint Systems Required - G.S. 20-137.1 (a) Every driver who is transporting one or more passengers of less than 16 years of age shall have all such passengers properly secured in a child passenger restraint system or seat belt which meets federal standards applicable at the time of its manufacture. (a1) A child less than eight (8) years of age and less than 80 pounds in weight shall be properly secured in a weight-appropriate child passenger restraint system. In vehicles equipped with an active passenger-side front air bag, if the vehicle has a rear seat, a child less than five years of age and less than 40 pounds in weight shall be properly secured in a rear seat, unless the child restraint system is designed for use with air bags. If no seating position equipped with a lap and shoulder belt to properly secure the weight-appropriate child passenger restraint system is available, a child less than eight (8) years of age and between 40 and 80 pounds may be restrained by a properly fitted lap belt only. (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply: (i) to ambulances or other emergency vehicles; (ii) if all seating positions equipped with child passenger restraint systems or seat belts are occupied; or (iii) to vehicles which are not required by federal law or regulation to be equipped with seat belts. (c) Any driver found responsible for a violation of this section may be punished by a penalty not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00), even when more than once child less than 16 years of age was not properly secured in a restraint system. No driver charged under this section for failure to have a child under eight years of age properly secured in a restraint system shall be convicted if he produces at the time of his trial proof satisfactory to the court that he has subsequently acquired an approved child passenger restraint system for a vehicle in which the child is normally transported. (d) A violation of this section shall have all of the following consequences: (1) Two drivers license points shall be assessed pursuant to G.S. 20-16. (2) No insurance points shall be assessed. (3) The violation shall not constitute negligence per se or contributory negligence per se. (4) The violation shall not be evidence of negligence or contributory negligence. (1981, c. 804, ss. 1, 4, 5; 1985, c. 218; 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 748, s. 1; 1999-183, ss. 6, 7; 2000-117, s. 1; 2004-191, ss. 1, 2; 2007-6, s. 1.) Class Attendance Teachers should emphasize to students that merely satisfying minimum class attendance and driving time requirements are not sufficient for certification in Driver Education. A student must earn a passing grade in the classroom phase and the driving phase to be certified in Driver Education. Grading should be based upon accepted methods of evaluation and final grades should be recorded as numerical grades. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATED BY NORTH CAROLINA LAW. STUDENTS MUST ATTEND FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 HOURS. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. Class Enrollment Typically, enrollment is limited to 35 students per class. Students who are not part of the oldest of the 35 students may be pushed back to the next available class. If a lead teacher desires to run a second class, then enrollment for either class should not be below 20 students. Enrollment is open to any student who attends school within our school district. If the student lives in Union County, but attends school outside the county, student is still eligible to attend Driver Education training within the county. This includes public (high school and middle school), private, charter and home schools. Community Resources We encourage the use of community resources as long as they are knowledgeable and are not overdone. Examples of community resources that may be useful in the classroom may be the following:

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Conclusion of Behind the Wheel (BTW) When a student completes the BTW requirement, they should begin gathering their materials for getting the Learner’s Permit. Students will receive the following:  

Driver Completion Certificate from the Instructor Driver Eligibility Certificate from the Guidance Office (parent or guardian must be present with student to receive this document). If students are not on track to graduate, then they will not receive this from the guidance office. On track means that you have passed 3 of 4 classes from the previous semester. Home school students can receive this from Raleigh (see ―Home school‖). Private school students receive this from their private school.

Curriculum/Textbooks Drive Right Driver’s Edge CD (Resource only) NC Resource Guide (PowerPoint lessons are available online-Resource only) NC Driver Education Workbooks and BTW Manuals (Resource Only) NC Driver Education State Curriculum: Unit 1-Basic Car Control Unit 2-Highway Transportation System Unit 3-Licenses and Permits Unit 4-Signs, Signals and Traffic Markings Unit 5-Driving Systems Unit 6-Physical Aspects of Driving Unit 7-Emotions and Driving Unit 8-Alcohol Unit 9-Drugs Other Than Alcohol Unit 10-Natural Laws and Car Control Unit 11-Insurance Unit 12-Accidents Unit 13-MaintainingYour Vehicle Unit 14-Driving in Adverse Conditions Unit 15-Handling Emergencies Daily Schedule Summer Classes are offered during the summer. The schedule at most UCPS high schools begin at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Union Academy for charter, private and home school students will conduct training from 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Students are not to arrive before 7:45 a.m. and MUST be picked up by 12:15 p.m. If students are unable to be delivered or picked up at the proper time, then the student may be dropped from the role. Take into consideration that emergencies do occur, but do not allow emergencies to become habitual.

School Year Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Monroe, Porter Ridge, Sun Valley and Weddington High Schools will conduct the Driver Education classroom training from 3:05 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.. Forest Hills, Parkwood and Piedmont High Schools will conduct the Driver Education classroom training from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Central Academy will

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conduct the Driver Education classroom training from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Union Academy will conduct training from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Early College will conduct two (2) classes per year (1 each semester) from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Students must be picked up NO LATER than 15 minutes after the class training ends.. If students are unable to be delivered or picked up at the proper time, then the student may be dropped from the role. Take into consideration that emergencies do occur, but emergencies should not be habitual. Behind the Wheel BTW instruction may take place on any day except Sunday. Instruction for a set of drivers lasts for two hours. On school days, instruction typically begins after school ends for the day. Cuthbertson, Marvin Ridge, Monroe, Porter Ridge, Sun Valley and Weddington High Schools will conduct the behind-the-wheel training beginning at 3:05 p.m. and ending at 5:05 p.m. Central Academy, Forest Hills, Parkwood and Piedmont High Schools will conduct the behind-the-wheel training beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Union Academy will conduct behind-the-wheel training from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Early College will conduct behind-the-wheel training from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Other arrangements may be acceptable if worked out between instructor, student and parents. If students are unable to be delivered or picked up at the proper time, then the student may be dropped from the role. Take into consideration that emergencies do occur, but do not allow emergencies to become habitual. An alternate schedule may also be arranged for Saturday. Instruction must be during the daylight hours. You may drive one (1) hour before sunrise and may drive one (1) hour after sunset. Discipline See ―Student Code of Conduct‖ Dress and Grooming STUDENT DRESS AND APPEARANCE 4-17 The principal of each school, with the assistance of the site-based team and other relevant groups shall establish a student dress code for the school. Dress must not disrupt the learning environment, cause destruction of school property, or be a hazard to the health and safety of students. The school-based dress code shall:  Respect all relevant student rights;  Be specific as to the nature of prohibited dress and/or appearance;  Specify a reasonable level of consequences for offenses;  Provide for exceptions when religious, health, financial, or cultural needs of the family conflict with the dress code;  Be designed to accommodate the needs of financially disadvantaged students;  Establish a school-based appeals process.  Be reviewed annually; and  Be placed in the student handbook on an annual basis. *If the principal determines on reasonable suspicion that garments or other items are gang related, the principal can ban the wearing or display of such items after giving verbal and written notice to students. (See Policy 4-3(c) III, 1.) CROSS REF.: Policy 4-3(c) LEGAL REF.: 115C-36, -47, -288, -307, -390, -391, -392 UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED: 5/7/02 REVISED: 6/15/04 Driver Education Forms and Records See Appendices at the back of this handbook. Driving Permits (Restricted Instruction Permit - “800 Forms”) Student driving permits are required by statute and are to be kept in the car at all times. They shall be properly signed by the instructor and the parent or guardian. Specifications or restrictions required on the permit shall be carefully observed. Permits may indicate any physical handicaps or conditions that might merit special attention

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or consideration by the instructor. A representative from the Department of Motor Vehicles will sign the permits. Instructors are not authorized to check eyes. Always make sure your permits have been signed properly by a parent or guardian. At the conclusion of the BTW session, store the permit until paperwork is due and then it will be turned into the Lead Teacher. In some cases, a parent may wish for their child to drive with a private driving school. This is legal and the following procedures will be followed:   

Always be polite and use good public relations skills. The parent must call the lead Dr. Education teacher at the school where the child took the Drivers Education class work. If a parent contacts the driver education teacher, the teacher should explain that they must contact the lead teacher at school. Provide either party with telephone numbers. The lead teacher where the student took the driver education class will pick up the ―800‖ form and give it to the parent. The parent will give it to the private school teacher. The lead teacher will file a copy of the ―800‖ form at the school. This procedure must be followed at all schools and at all times.

Driving Times Teachers may start or end driving within 1 hour of sunrise or sunset. For example, if sunrise is 7:05 a.m., then teachers cannot start before 6:05 a.m., and if sunset is 5:15 p.m., then teachers could not drive past 6:15 p.m. The local television stations give sunrise and sunset times on a daily basis. Drop Outs A dropout is defined as any student who has enrolled in Driver Education, attended one or more classes, and is not enrolled at the end of the course. Students with a medical emergency will be reviewed on an individual basis. Students and teachers should clearly understand classroom requirements before registering and taking a spot in a class. North Carolina law requires that students may only take Driver Education ONE TIME. DWI Simulator See ―Golf Cart‖ Employment of Instructors Instructors are hired by the Director of Secondary Education. These positions are filled as needed and can end when there is a lack of work. Instructors must be certified by either the Department of Motor Vehicles or have an endorsement on their teaching certificate. Once an instructor is hired, but before they will be allowed to drive or teach students, they must ride with an instructor for six hours to learn routes and additional techniques from the perspective of an experienced instructor. Lead teacher also have the option of riding with any new instructor to their school for up to six hours to provide additional training that may be pertinent to their particular school. All driver education instructors should always display efficient and polite personal skills when dealing with the public. Frequently Asked Questions The below questions were obtained from the NC Division of Non-Public Education website http://www.ncdnpe.org/hhh105b.htm. Q. Are Driver Education teaching materials marketed to home schoolers for teaching the course to their own children at home acceptable for use in obtaining a NC driver's permit/license? A. No. See "Where to enroll/obtain" below for additional information. Q. Completion certificate expiration date: A. The official NC Driver Education course completion certificate which is awarded to students under age 18 by the state-approved Driver Education course instructor has no expiration date. Successful completion of the official NC Driver Education course is not required for age 18 and older adults in order to obtain a NC driver's license. Q. Considered part of the Public Schools of North Carolina curriculum?

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A. No. Driver Education is listed in the group of activities which are a "part of school," but not a part of the official instructional day or the minimum 20 units required statewide by the State Board of Education for graduation from public high schools in the state. Q. Failure to pass the course: A. The Public Schools of NC will provide the course only once to any given non-public school student. Therefore, a non-public school student who fails to pass the course must either wait until at least age 18 to obtain a NC driver's license; or, repeat the course at his/her own expense at a professional driver training school (one approved by the State of North Carolina). Q. Is the NC Driver Education course required of age 18 or older persons? A. No. Q. Length of it: A. It must consist of 30 hours of classroom plus 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction. Q. May a student enrolled in a correspondence, web, "umbrella" or distance learning program take the NC Driver Education course free at a local public school? A. No; however, if the student is enrolled in a NC home school which is currently and properly registered with DNPE (and the home school is satisfying all NC laws governing it), the service will be provided free of charge on a one-time basis by the local public school to which the student would otherwise be assigned to attend. Q. May it be taught before and after school and during the summer? A. Yes. In fact, the State Board of Education encourages NC public schools to teach Driver Education in the afternoons, on Saturdays, and especially in the summer. Q. May it be taught during the school day? A. Yes Q. Must LD students also successfully pass the classroom phase test? A. Yes; however, certain test modifications may be utilized for such students. These students must also successfully pass the driving phase. Q. What types of instructors can be utilized? A. Only certified public school teachers; commercial driving school teachers; or, individuals who are either DPI Driver Education or DMV licensed instructors can be used. Q. When going to the local DMV office to initially obtain a NC driving permit, what items will be requested for individuals under age 18? A. Four items: A birth certificate; a driver education course completion certificate obtained from the driver education instructor after the student has successfully passed the course; a student driving eligibility certificate issued by the chief administrator (or his/her designee) of the non-public school in which the student is currently enrolled (or his/her high school diploma); and, a social security card. Q. Where to enroll/obtain: A. It is available only through two sources -- from the local public high school at no charge (one time only) where your student would otherwise be attending; or, you may pay to enroll the student in a local professional state approved driver training program. Parent (or other) taught Driver Education courses are unacceptable toward obtaining a North Carolina driver's permit/license. Also, see "Driving Eligibility Certificates, Student."

Q. Which public school is responsible for teaching it to non-public school students? A. The local NC public school that serves the district that surrounds the non-public school must provide it at no cost to the non-public school student.

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Q. Who is eligible to take it in the Public Schools of NC? A. Anyone living in the area of the local public school who is at least 14 ½ years old and enrolled in a public, charter, conventional non-public, or home school may take it. Q. Who may be the supervising driver of a student holding a level 1 permit and a level 2 license? A. A supervising driver shall be a parent or guardian of the permit holder or license holder; or, a responsible person approved by the parent or guardian or the NC DMV. A supervising driver shall be a licensed driver who has been licensed to drive for at least five years. Additional Frequently Asked Questions Q. How old does my child have to be to take driver's education? A. Students have to be between the ages of 14 1/2 and 18 on the first day of class. (Middle school students ARE eligible to take Driver's Education, in some instances, prior to July of their freshman year.) Student must also obtain permission from High School Principal and Driver Education Coordinator, to attend class. Q. My child attends private school, is he/she eligible to take driver's education through the public school system? A. Yes, private and home schooled students are eligible to take driver's education through the public school system if the student lives within the Union County boundaries. Q. How do I register private/home-schooled students for driver's education? A. For registration information, go to the Guidance Office at the school location your child would attend if he/she were in the public school system. Q. What do I need to take to the first day of class? A. Public school students need to take their birth certificates on the first day of class. Private/home schooled students will need to take a letter from their school stating that they are in attendance at a private/home school setting and their birth certificates the first day of class. Q. How much does it cost to take driver's education? A. All classes offered by the school system are free of charge. Q. My student dropped out of his class and is ready to take driver's education. What does he/she need to do? A Students who have dropped out of school or who have enrolled in driver's education previously are not eligible for these classes. Q. Do you provide transportation to and from school for driver education? A. No, each parent has to make arrangements to drop off and pick up his/her child at the scheduled time. Q. My child is involved in sports and wants to take driver's education. Can you make arrangements for him/her to be in a special class? A. Students are enrolled in class by age priority ONLY. If your child comes up for class and is in sports, he/she has the option to call the teacher and asked to be called at a later date (by age priority). Q. How do we know our child is registered for class? A. An announcement will be made on the intercom system that the names for the class are ready. Students may go to the Guidance Office to check to see if their name is on the class list. The names of students will also be posted on a bulletin board outside the guidance office. Q. What are the classroom requirements? A. The classroom portion of driver education consists of a minimum of 30 classroom hours. The driving portion consists of 6 hours of the student driving and 6 hours of the student observing another student driving. Q. My student is a nervous person. Can I ride with him in the driver's education car? A. No. You would not be covered under our insurance coverage. Our instructors are aware of your child's needs and will work with him/her until they feel the student is prepared to go for his Level 1, limited learner's permit.

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Q. How old must a student be to get his full provisional license? A. The student must meet the following requirements: Must have held a limited provisional license for at least six months. Has not been convicted of a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction during the preceding six months. Q. Where do I get an eligibility certificate? A. The eligibility certificates are issued at the school the student attends. Q. What does eligibility certificate mean? A. Students must keep their grades at a passing level. If the student does not keep a passing grade of 70, then the Department of Motor Vehicles will take the student's permit until they obtain the passing grade. Q. What is the graduated licensing law? A. See below for license levels:            

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Under level 1 - limited learner's permit Pass driver's education course offered by school system or by a licensed driving school Pass written test administered by the DMV. The permit holder must be in possession of the permit while driving Supervising driver must be in front seat of vehicle while in motion During the first six months the permit hold may drive only between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. After the first six months, the permit holder may drive at any time Every person in the car must have a safety belt properly fastened, or be restrained by a child passenger restraint system when the car is in motion. Under level 2 - Limited Provisional License Must have held a limited learner's permit for at least 12 months Must not have been convicted of a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction during the preceding six months Must pass a road test administered by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The permit holder must be in possession of the license The permit holder may drive without supervision as follows: from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. when driving to or from work when driving to or from an activity or a volunteer fire department, rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service, if the driver is a member of the organization. The license holder may drive with supervision at any time. When the license holder is driving with supervision, the supervising driver must be seated beside the license holder in the front seat of the vehicle when it is in motion. The supervising driver need not be the only other occupant of the front seat, but must be the person seated next to the license holder. Every person in the vehicle must use the proper safety restraint when the vehicle is in motion. Only 1 person under 21 can be in the car with student with the only exception being family members. Level 3 - Full Provisional License Must be at least 16 but less than 18. Has not been convicted of a motor vehicle violation or seat belt violation during the preceding six months. A person meeting the above requirements may obtain a full provisional license by mail. The license holder may drive without supervision at any time, subject to any medical restrictions specified by the Division of Motor Vehicles. Application: An application for a permit or license must be signed by both the applicant and another person. That person must be the applicant's parent or guardian if parent or guardian resides in North Carolina and is qualified to be an approved supervising driver. In other cases, the person must be an adult approved by the Division of Motor Vehicles. Documents required at the time of application:

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a certified birth certificate with raised seal or a valid passport, the driver education certificate and the original Social Security Card or following alternatives: Computer generated W-2 tax form or document from IRS or a state or County Revenue Department Payroll stub Financial statement, insurance statement, brokerage firm statement containing the SSN Government issued documents as US military ID, which shows the SSN Letter from Social Security Administration or computer printout from Social Security Administration Duration and Fee: A limited learner's permit expires on the eighteenth birthday of the permit holder, a limited provisional license expires on the eighteenth birthday, and the full provisional expires on the twentieth birthday. The fee for a limited learner's permit or a limited provisional license is $10.00. The fee for a full provisional license is between $7.50 and $20.00, depending on age. Supervising Driver A supervising driver must be a parent or guardian of the permit/license holder if a parent or guarding signed the application for the permit or license. If not a parent or guardian, the supervising driver must be the adult who signed the application. A supervising driver must be a licensed driver who has been licensed to drive for at least 5 years, as verified by the Division of Motor Vehicles. Violations It is unlawful for the holder of a limited learner's permit, a temporary permit, or a limited provisional license to drive a motor vehicle in violation of the restrictions that apply to the permit or license. Failure to comply with a restriction concerning the time of driving or the presence of a supervising driver in the vehicles constitutes operating a motor vehicle without a license. Failure to comply with any other restriction, including seating and passenger limitations is an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty. Insurance The holder of a limited learner's permit is not considered a licensed driver for the purpose of determining the inexperienced operator premium surcharge under automobile insurance policies. Out-of-State Exceptions A person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old, who was a resident of another state and has an unrestricted driver's license issued by that state, and who becomes a resident of this state may obtain one of the following: A temporary permit, if the person has not completed a driver education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction but is currently enrolled in a driver education program that meets these requirements. A temporary permit is valid for the period specified in the permit and authorizes the holder of the permit to drive a specified type or class of motor vehicle when in possession of the permit, subject to any restrictions imposed by the Division concerning time of driving, supervision, and passenger limitations. The period must end within 10 days after the expected completion date of the driver education program in which the applicant is enrolled. A full provisional license, if the person has completed a driver education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, has held the license issued by the other state for at least 12 months, and has not been convicted during the preceding six months of a motor vehicle moving violation, a seat belt infraction, or an offense committed in another jurisdiction that would be a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction if committed in this State. A limited provisional license, if the person has completed a driver education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction but either did not hold the license issued by the other state for at least 12 months or was convicted during the preceding six months of a motor vehicle moving violation, a seat belt infraction, or an offense committed in another jurisdiction that would be a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction if committed in this State.

Fueling Your Vehicle - Union County Public Schools Bus Garage Gas is provided for the driver education cars at the Union County Public Schools Bus Garage. A punch key is provided with each set of car keys to unlock the gas pumps. Driver Education cars typically use Pump #1. Drivers must have their mileage when getting gas.

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Instructors can fill up their cars between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on regular school days. Over long holiday breaks, the pumps will be open only at specified times. Call Dr. Cross if you have an emergency concerning gasoline fill-ups. Golf Cart Several schools have requested the Driver Education Golf Cart for use in the classroom portion of driver education. We will be using the following procedures to make it available to the instructors. If changes or corrections need to be made, then please contact me. 

Call Dr. Jerry Cross on 704-290-1526 (office) or 704-651-6481 (cell) or email jerry.cross@ucps.k12.nc.us one week in advance to reserve the cart. See Appendix 13 – Gold Cart Usage Form. This will be necessary because of the number of teachers that are requesting the cart. Be prepared with a couple of dates for its use in case your date is booked.

On the day that you are scheduled to use the cart, the Driver Education Coordinator will bring the cart to a predetermined site on your campus. We are asking the instructors to be responsible for securing both the trailer and truck after its use in the evening by locking it and chocking the wheels and returning the key to the pre determined location.

The Driver Education Coordinator will typically not be available to set the cart up for you, so it may be necessary that you make arrangements with another instructor to help with its setup. We will pay the second instructor for their time.

Also, the Highway Patrol has a program, in which, they will come to your school and instruct a DWI Program for you. Call patrolman (Mark Helms) at 704-283-8559.

Harassment Policy 4-7a The Board believes that all employees and students are entitled to work and study in school related environments free of sexual harassment. To this end, the Board prohibits employees from engaging in sexual harassment and advises employees that, when evidence of sexual harassment is established, disciplinary action may be taken, up to and including dismissal. A.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: 1.

Submission to the conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment, academic progress, or completion of a school related activity.

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Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or, in the case of a student, submission to or rejection of such conduct, is used in evaluating the individual’s performance within a course of study or other school related activity.

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Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an employee’s work performance or a student’s educational performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

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Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, continued or repeated offensive sexual flirtations, advances or propositions; continued or repeated verbal remarks about an individual’s body; sexually degrading words or gestures used toward an individual or to describe an individual; and the display in the work place of sexually suggestive objects or pictures. Sexual harassment does not include personal compliments welcomed by the recipient, or social interactions or relations freely entered into by employees or prospective employees.

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It is possible for sexual harassment to occur at various levels; between peers or co-workers, between supervisors and subordinates, between employees and students, between students and students, or by non-employees on employees and/or students:

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In the event that anyone believes that he/she has been sexually harassed, he/she should refer to Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures for Employees (3-7b) or Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures for Students (4-7b). D.

Employees who observe sexual harassment (as defined in above) by students against other students, or employees against other employees shall report the incident to the principal of the school or where administrators are involved, to the Superintendent or his designee for investigation. However, employees who observe sexual harassment (as defined in above) by an employee against a student are required to report this information to the Superintendent.

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CHILD ABUSE: Any employee who has reasonable grounds to suspect child abuse must report such without delay to the employee’s supervisor or administrator who will take appropriate and immediate action to notify the Department of Social Services or law enforcement agencies.

LEGAL REF.: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC 2000e et seq; N.C.G.S. 126-16; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ―Final Amendment Guidelines on Discrimination Because of Sex‖ CROSS REF.: Policy 3-2 Code of Ethics and Standard of Conduct Policy 3-6 Student Staff Relations Policy 3-7a Sexual Harassment Defined Policy 3-7b Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure for Employees Policy 3-10 Grievance Procedure for Employees Policy 4-3a Code of Student Conduct for Elementary Schools Policy 4-3b Code of Student Conduct for Middle/High Schools Policy 4-7a Sexual Harassment Defined Policy 4-7b Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures for Students Policy 4-18 Appeals Policy

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED: 3/23/93 REVISED: 10/30/97 REVISED: 4/20/04 Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure for Students 4-7b The Board takes seriously all complaints of discrimination. Students and parents are encouraged to submit any complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, disability, or sex (except sexual harassment) through the appeals procedure established in Board policy 4-18. The process provided in this policy is available for students who believe that they may have been sexually harassed. A. Informal Resolution The Board acknowledges that reports of harassment, including sexual harassment, may be addressed informally through such methods as conferences or mediation, and the Board encourages the use of such procedures to the extent possible. If an informal process is used the principal or other appropriate personnel must notify the complainant of his or her option to request formal procedures at any time and must make a copy of formal procedures at any time and must make a copy of this policy and other relevant policies available. In those circumstances where informal procedures fail or are inappropriate or where the complainant requests formal procedures, the complaints will be investigated promptly, impartially, and thoroughly according to this policy. B.Definitions Accused harasser: the employee, student, or visitor alleged to have harassed the complainant. Complainant: the parent, student, or staff member reporting a complaint that the student was harassed. Days: the working days, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, vacation days or holidays, as set forth in the school calendar. In counting days, the first day will be the first full working day following receipt of the complaint.

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After May 1, time limits will consist of all weekdays (Monday – Friday) so that the matter may be resolved before the close of the school term or as soon thereafter as possible. Investigator: the school official responsible for investigating and responding to the complaint (which may be the principal, assistant superintendent, the Title IX coordinator, or another designated school official). Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is one form of harassment. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when under circumstances described in policy 4-7a. C.Timeliness of Process The number of days indicated at each level should be considered a maximum. Every effort should be made to expedite the process. Failure by the investigator at any step to communicate a decision within the specified time limit will permit the complainant to appeal the complaint to the next step unless the investigator has notified the complainant of the delay and the reason for the delay, such as the complexity of the investigation or report. The investigator will make reasonable efforts to keep the complainant apprised of progress being made during any period of delay. Delays that interfere with exercise of any legal rights are not permitted. Failure by the complainant at any step to appeal a complaint to the next step within the specified time limit will be considered acceptance of the decision at that step, unless the complainant has notified the investigator of a delay, the reason for the delay and the investigator has consented in writing to the delay. D. General Requirements 1. No reprisals or disciplinary action of any kind will be taken by the Board or by an employee of the school district against any complainant or other student or employee on account of his/her participation in a complaint filed and decided pursuant to this policy, unless the complainant or participating student or employee knows or has reason to believe the report is false or knowingly provides false information. 2. All meetings and hearings conducted pursuant to this policy will be private. 3. The Board and school district will consider request to hear complaints from a group, but the Board and officials have the discretion to respond to individual complainants. 4. The complainant may have a representative, including an attorney, at any stage of the complaint. E. Process for Complaint 1. Reporting Complaint a. A complaint must be filed as soon as possible, but no longer than 30 days after disclosure or discovery of the facts giving rise to the complaint. For a complaint submitted after 30 days which claims a violation, misapplication or misinterpretation of state or federal law, including discrimination, the Superintendent or designee will determine whether the complaint will be investigated after considering factors such as the reason for the delay; the extent of the delay; the effect of the delay on the ability of the school district to investigate and respond to the complaint; and whether the investigation of the complaint is necessary to meet any legal obligations. However, students and parents should recognize that delays in reporting may significantly impair the ability of the school district to investigate and respond effectively to such complaints. b. A parent or student should report complaints of harassment to any of the following individuals: • principal or assistant principal at the school attended by the student; • the assistant superintendent for human resources, or the Title IX coordinator. (See policy 4-7 Prohibition Against Discrimination and Harassment regarding coordinators for further information.)

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A student does not have to report an incident of harassment to trigger an investigation if a school official knows or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known about the harassment. Any employee, including a teacher or counselor, who has reason to believe that a student may have been harassed, including any employee who has witnessed possible harassment or has received reports by the victim or other individual will notify the principal immediately unless the principal or other school employee is the accused harasser, in which case the employee will notify the Superintendent. An employee who fails to report possible harassment of a student may be subject to disciplinary

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action and/or legal action. The principal or Superintendent/designee will promptly investigate any reports and take appropriate action. The process provided in the policy will be used if at any time a complaint is made by a parent or student. Failure to appropriately investigate and/or address claims of sexual harassment will result in disciplinary action. All reports and resolutions, regardless of whether this policy is used, will be maintained in accordance with policy (See policy 4-7 Prohibition Against Discrimination and Harassment.) If the accused harasser is a student or visitor, the principal will respond to the complaint and investigate. If the accused harasser is an employee, the principal will notify the assistant superintendent for human resources immediately of the complaint. If the accused harasser is an employee, the assistant superintendent for human resources/designee will respond to the complaint and investigate. The investigator will notify the Title IX coordinator immediately of the complaint. The investigator will explain the process of investigation to the complainant and inquire as to any proposed corrective action.

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Investigation a. The investigator will impartially, promptly, and thoroughly investigate the complaint. The investigator will interview (1) the complainant; (2) the accused harasser; and (3) any other individuals, including other possible victims of harassment, who may have relevant information. b. There shall be no face to face confrontations between complainant and accused harasser(s). c. Information will be shared only with individuals who need the information in order to appropriately investigate and address the complaint. Any requests by the complainant for confidentiality will be evaluated within the context of the legal responsibilities of the school district. Any complaints withdrawn to protect confidentiality still will be recorded in accordance with Board policy (See policy 4-7 Prohibition Against Discrimination and Harassment). d. In assessing whether the conduct complained of was sexual harassment, the investigation will consider all factual information, the context in which the alleged incidents occurred, the age and maturity of the complainant, and other relevant circumstances. If the alleged harasser is a student, the investigator also will consider the age and maturity of the alleged harasser. e. The investigator will report to appropriate law enforcement if it appears that laws have been violated.

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Appeal Of Investigator’s Report a. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the results of the investigation, the complainant may appeal the matter in writing to the Title IX coordinator within five calendar days of receiving the investigator’s response. The Title IX coordinator will review the investigation and make any further investigation necessary and provide a written response within ten days unless additional time is necessary to complete an investigation. If the corrective steps involve actions outside the scope of the Title IX coordinator’s authority, the Superintendent also will be notified so that responsibility for taking the corrective steps can be delegated to the appropriate individual. b. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the Title IX coordinator’s response, the complainant may appeal the decision to the Superintendent. The appeal must be made in writing within five days of receiving the Title IX coordinator’s response. The Superintendent may review the documents, conduct any further investigation necessary or take any other steps the Superintendent determines to be appropriate in order to respond to the complaint. The Superintendent will provide a written response within 10 days after receiving the appeal, unless further investigation is necessary. c. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the Superintendent’s response, the complainant may appeal the decision to the Board within five days of receiving the Superintendent’s response. The Board may review the documents, direct any further investigation be conducted before making a determination or take any other steps the Board determines to be appropriate in order to respond. The Board will hold a hearing pursuant to Board policy 4-18 upon request of the complainant and at the Board’s discretion. The Board will provide a written response within 30 days after receiving the complaint, unless further investigation is necessary or the hearing necessitates that more time be taken to respond.

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Records Records will be maintained as required by policy (See policy 4-7 Prohibition Against Discrimination and Harassment).

G. Students will receive this policy on an annual basis. Legal Reference: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C.§ 1681 et seq., 34 C.F.R. pt. 106; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; Office of Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Students or Third Parties, 62 Fed. Reg. 12,034 (1997); Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District, 524 U.S. 274, (1998); Davis v. Monroe County Board Of Education, 526 U.S. 629 (1999) Cross Reference: Policy 3-6 – Staff-Student Relations Policy 4-3a – Code of Student Conduct for Elementary Schools Policy 4-3b – Code of Student Conduct for Middle/High Schools Policy 4-7 – Prohibition Against Discrimination and Harassment Policy 4-7a – Sexual Harassment Defined Policy 4-18 – Appeals Policy APPROVED: 4/20/04 Hardship Request Parents or legal guardian(s) of a student wanting to pursue a Driving Eligibility Certificate based on hardship must notify the school principal and/or the principal’s designee. Cases of hardship must reflect circumstances that are beyond the control of the student, his or her parents/legal guardian or the school. The specific hardship circumstances are divided into four categories, which are: Medical Considerations, Work Related Considerations, Exceptional Children Considerations, and Other Considerations. A student who drops out of school will lose his or her driver’s permit or license.

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See Appendix 6 for Driver Eligibility Hardship Request Form and consideration examples. Header Sheets and Year End Paperwork Year end paperwork should include both classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel student names. The year end spreadsheet paperwork should be typed into the computer and submitted to the driver education coordinator (Dr. Jerry Cross) and Secondary Education secretary (Michele Schellhorn) electronically via email. This will be completed twice a year (due July 13th and January 13th). A hard copy of the paperwork may be printed and given to the lead teacher, if requested. Instructors must turn in completed paperwork at the designated time in order to receive their paycheck for that month. The header sheet will be updated automatically when the spreadsheet is completed by the instructor. There is no further need to sign and forward the cover page to the Secondary Education Secretary. Home School Students Information concerning home school students should be directed to the North Carolina Division of NonPublic Education. Rules and requirements as set aside by the North Carolina General Statutes and Rules & Requirements as mandated by Session Law 1997-507 & 1999-243. North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education 1309 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1309 919-733-4276 www.ncdnpe.org Home school students must order their Driving Eligibility Certificate directly from Raleigh. Home schools need to call the Non-Public Department of Instruction at 919-733-4276, press 2, to order a certificate. They will mail the certificate to the home. The certificate may be ordered after the first day of class. To obtain a home school student’s driving permit, North Carolina requirements are:  Driving Certificate – received from the Driver Education instructor after the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training is completed  Social Security Card – can not be laminated  Birth Certificate – must be certified original or passport  NC Driving Eligibility Certificate – see above Inclement Weather In case of inclement weather, we will use the following procedures concerning driver education:  If school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, all classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction is cancelled.  If school starts late in the morning, classes may be held in the afternoon and behind-the-wheel instruction may be held. However, if there is any doubt as to the existing road conditions, do not drive.  If there is any question concerning Saturday morning driving, call Dr. Jerry Cross at 704-290-1526 (office) or 704-651-6481 (cell) and a decision will be made. If there is any doubt as to the existing road conditions, do not drive.  If you have already begun either classroom or behind-the-wheel and weather conditions begin to deteriorate, please use good judgment. If there is any doubt as to the existing road conditions, do not drive and allow classroom students to call their parents to pick them up.

Instructor Classes (Below are ONLY samplings) To become a Driver Education Instructor, you must attend the 80-hour Basic Driver Education Course. The qualifications are as follows: Have at least four years experience as a licensed operator of a motor vehicle.

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Have not been convicted of a felony, or convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, in the ten years immediately preceding the date of application. Not have a revocation or suspension of his driver's license in the five years immediately proceeding the date of application. Have graduated from high school or hold a high school equivalency certificate. Not have had convictions for moving violations totaling five or more points in the three year preceding the date of application. Union County Public Schools – conducted by Dr. Jerry Cross, Driver Education Coordinator On an as-needed basis, Dr. Jerry Cross will work with and schedule potential new Driver Education instructors through South Piedmont Community College. Classes will be held at the Walter Bickett Education Center, 501 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, NC 28112. Refer to the Secondary Education, Driver Education section, as additional information concerning upcoming class schedule. Department of Motor Vehicles If you are interested in attending one of the above classes call Julian H. Council at 919-861-3106 or email Julian H. Council at jhcouncil@dot.state.nc.us with your name, address, NC driver’s license number and which class you would like to attend. He will put you on the mailing list for the course. Approximately 6-8 weeks before the beginning of the class, he will mail out information packets. There is a short application you will need to fill out and turn-in with your deposit of $50. The remaining $200 is due the first day of class. The class is filled on first come first served basis. There is a class limit of 20 students. Wilkes Community College To register call Gwenda Wagoner at 336-838-6314 or register on-line at the web site. Registration can also be done on the first day of class, but no one is "official" until money is received. East Carolina University East Carolina University is not currently offering DMV Licensure, but they do offer classes for your teacher certificate. College of Health & Human Performance Minges 65 Greenville, NC 27858 252-328-4630 Driver Education & Safety Licensure as a N.C. DMV Commercial Driving School Instructor. For further information contact Dr. Shrader. Instructor Assignments Every effort is made to place instructors in the school of his/her choice, but this cannot always be the case. Instructors may be moved at the discretion of the Driver Education Coordinator to best meet the needs of individual schools. School assignments are always considered as temporary assignments.

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Instructor’s Responsibilities 2011-2012  Driver Education Teacher positions are temporary assignments.  Driver Education Teacher assignments are based on need and Driver Education Teachers may be reassigned at the discretion of the Driver Education Coordinator or the Director of Secondary Education.  Driver Education Teacher will meet one (1) time per month with their lead teacher.  All Driver Education Teacher will teach classes and drive students (BTW) (Emergency situations will be addressed by the Driver Education Coordinator and the Director of Secondary Education.)  Driver Education Teacher will maintain accurate records.  Driver Education Teacher will submit all requested reports accurately and on time to Central Service offices.  Driver Education Teacher will be responsible for textbooks and equipment.  Driver Education Teacher will be responsible for arranging their (BTW) driving schedule.  Driver Education Teacher will be expected to display good public relation skills with parents and commercial school personnel.  Driver Education Teachers will be expected to maintain an open line of communication with their Lead Teacher, Driver Education Coordinator and the Director of Secondary Education.  Driver Education Teacher shall have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Driver Education Teacher shall have the ability to reason and make effective judgments.  Driver Education Teacher shall have the ability to resolve problem situations.  Driver Education Teacher shall demonstrate proper phone etiquette.  Driver Education Teacher shall have minimal computer skills.  Driver Education Teacher shall have the ability to compile and summarize information.  Driver Education Teacher shall have the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of driver education instruction.

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Issuance of Limited Learner’s Permit and Provisional Driver’s License The below is from the North Carolina General Statutes 20-11: § 20-11. Issuance of limited learner's permit and provisional driver’s license to person who is less than 18 years old. (a) Process. – Safe driving requires instruction in driving and experience. To ensure that a person who is less than 18 years old has both instruction and experience before obtaining a drivers license, driving privileges are granted first on a limited basis and are then expanded in accordance with the following process: (1) Level 1. – Driving with a limited learner's permit. (2) Level 2. – Driving with a limited provisional license. (3) Level 3. – Driving with a full provisional license. A permit or license issued under this section must have a color background or border that indicates the level of driving privileges granted by the permit or license. (b) Level 1. – A person who is at least 15 years old but less than 18 years old may obtain a limited learner's permit if the person meets all of the following requirements: (1) Passes a course of driver education prescribed in G.S. 20-88.1 or a course of driver instruction at a licensed commercial driver training school. (2) Passes a written test administered by the Division. (3) Has a driving eligibility certificate or a high school diploma or its equivalent. (c) Level 1 Restrictions – A limited learner's permit authorizes the permit holder to drive a specified type or class of motor vehicle only under the following conditions: (1) The permit holder must be in possession of the permit. (2) A supervising driver must be seated beside the permit holder in the front seat of the vehicle when it is in motion. No person other than the supervising driver can be in the front seat. (3) For the first six months after issuance, the permit holder may drive only between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (4) After the first six months after issuance, the permit holder may drive at any time. (5) Every person occupying the vehicle being driven by the permit holder must have a safety belt properly fastened about his or her body, or be restrained by a child passenger restraint system as provided in G.S. 20-137.1(a), when the vehicle is in motion. (6) The permit holder shall not use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile telephone while operating the motor vehicle on a public street or highway or public vehicular area. (d) Level 2. – A person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old may obtain a limited provisional license if the person meets all of the following requirements: (1) Has held a limited learner's permit issued by the Division for at least 12 months. (2) Has not been convicted of a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction or a violation of G.S. 20-137.3 during the preceding six months. (3) Passes a road test administered by the Division. (4) Has a driving eligibility certificate or a high school diploma or its equivalent. (e) Level 2 Restrictions. – A limited provisional license authorizes the license holder to drive a specified type or class of motor vehicle only under the following conditions: (1) The license holder shall be in possession of the license. (2) The license holder may drive without supervision in any of the following circumstances: a. From 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. b. When driving to or from work. c. When driving to or from an activity of a volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad, or volunteer emergency medical service, if the driver is a member of the organization. (3) The license holder may drive with supervision at any time. When the license holder is driving with supervision, the supervising driver shall be seated beside the license holder in the front seat of the vehicle when it is in motion. The supervising driver need not be the only other occupant of the front seat, but shall be the person seated next to the license holder. (4) When the license holder is driving the vehicle and is not accompanied by the supervising driver, there may be no more than one passenger under 21 years of age in the vehicle. This limit does not apply to passengers who are members of the license holder's immediate family or whose primary residence is the same household as the license holder. However, if a family member or member of the same household as the license holder who is younger

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than 21 years of age is a passenger in the vehicle, no other passengers under 21 years of age, who are not members of the license holder's immediate family or members of the license holder's household, may be in the vehicle. (5) Every person occupying the vehicle being driven by the license holder shall have a safety belt properly fastened about his or her body, or be restrained by a child passenger restraint system as provided in G.S. 20-137.1(a), when the vehicle is in motion. (6) The license holder shall not use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile telephone while operating the vehicle on a public street or highway or public vehicular area. (f) Level 3. – A person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old may obtain a full provisional license if the person meets all of the following requirements: (1) Has held a limited provisional license issued by the Division for at least six months. (2) Has not been convicted of a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction or a violation of G.S. 20-137.3 during the preceding six months. (3) Has a driving eligibility certificate or a high school diploma or its equivalent. A person who meets these requirements may obtain a full provisional license by mail. (g) Level 3 Restrictions. – The restrictions on Level 1 and Level 2 drivers concerning time of driving, supervision, and passenger limitations do not apply to a full provisional license. However, the prohibition against operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile telephone under G.S. 20-137.3(b) shall apply to a full provisional license. (h) Exception for Persons 16 to 18 Who Have an Unrestricted Out-of-State License. – A person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old, who was a resident of another state and has an unrestricted drivers license issued by that state, and who becomes a resident of this State may obtain one of the following upon the submission of a driving eligibility certificate or a high school diploma or its equivalent: (1) A temporary permit, if the person has not completed a drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction but is currently enrolled in a drivers education program that meets these requirements. A temporary permit is valid for the period specified in the permit and authorizes the holder of the permit to drive a specified type or class of motor vehicle when in possession of the permit, subject to any restrictions imposed by the Division concerning time of driving, supervision, and passenger limitations. The period must end within 10 days after the expected completion date of the driver’s education program in which the applicant is enrolled. (2) A full provisional license, if the person has completed a drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, has held the license issued by the other state for at least 12 months, and has not been convicted during the preceding six months of a motor vehicle moving violation, a seat belt infraction, or an offense committed in another jurisdiction that would be a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction if committed in this State. (2a) A full provisional license, if the person has completed a drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, has held both a learner's permit and a restricted license from another state for at least six months each, the Commissioner finds that the requirements for the learner's permit and restricted license are comparable to the requirements for a learner's permit and restricted license in this State, and the person has not been convicted during the preceding six months of a motor vehicle moving violation, a seat belt infraction, or an offense committed in another jurisdiction that would be a moving violation or a seat belt infraction if committed in this State. (3) A limited provisional license, if the person has completed a drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction but either did not hold the license issued by the other state for at least 12 months or was convicted during the preceding six months of a motor vehicle moving violation, a seat belt infraction, or an offense committed in another jurisdiction that would be a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction if committed in this State. (h1) Exception for Persons 16 to 18 Who Have an Out-of-State Restricted License. – A person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old, who was a resident of another state and has a restricted driver’s license issued by that state, and who becomes a resident of this State may obtain one of the following: (1) A limited provisional license, if the person has completed a drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, held the restricted

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license issued by the other state for at least 12 months, and whose parent or guardian certifies that the person has not been convicted during the preceding six months of a motor vehicle moving violation, a seat belt infraction, or an offense committed in another jurisdiction that would be a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction if committed in this State. (2) A limited learners permit, if the person has completed a drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction but either did not hold the restricted license issued by the other state for at least 12 months or was convicted during the preceding six months of a motor vehicle moving violation, a seat belt infraction, or an offense committed in another jurisdiction that would be a motor vehicle moving violation or seat belt infraction if committed in this State. A person who qualifies for a limited learners permit under this subdivision and whose parent or guardian certifies that the person has not been convicted of a moving violation in the preceding six months shall be deemed to have held a limited learners permit in this State for each month the person held a restricted license in another state. (h2) Exception for Persons Age 15 Who Have an Out-of-State Unrestricted or Restricted License. – A person who is age 15, who was a resident of another state, has an unrestricted or restricted drivers license issued by that state, and who becomes a resident of this State may obtain a limited learners permit if the person has completed a drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. A person who qualifies for a limited learners permit under this subsection and whose parent or guardian certifies that the person has not been convicted of a moving violation in the preceding six months shall be deemed to have held a limited learners permit in this State for each month the person held an unrestricted or restricted license in another state. (h3) Exception for Persons Less Than Age 18 Who Have a Federally Issued Unrestricted or Restricted License. – A person who is less than age 18, who has an unrestricted or restricted drivers license issued by the federal government, and who becomes a resident of this State may obtain a limited provisional license or a provisional license if the person has completed a drivers education program substantially equivalent to the drivers education program that meets the requirements of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. A person who qualifies for a limited provisional license or a provisional license under this subsection and whose parent or guardian certifies that the person has not been convicted of a moving violation in the preceding six months shall be deemed to have held a limited provisional license or a provisional license in this State for each month the person held an unrestricted or restricted license issued by the federal government. (i) Application. – An application for a permit or license authorized by this section must be signed by both the applicant and another person. That person must be: (1) The applicant's parent or guardian; (2) A person approved by the applicant's parent or guardian; or (3) A person approved by the Division. (j) Duration and Fee. – A limited learner's permit expires on the eighteenth birthday of the permit holder. A limited provisional license expires on the eighteenth birthday of the license holder. A limited learner's permit or limited provisional license issued under this section that expires on a weekend or State holiday shall remain valid through the fifth regular State business day following the date of expiration. A full provisional license expires on the date set under G.S. 20-7(f). The fee for a limited learner's permit or a limited provisional license is fifteen dollars ($15.00). The fee for a full provisional license is the amount set under G.S. 20-7(i). (k) Supervising Driver. – A supervising driver shall be a parent, grandparent, or guardian of the permit holder or license holder or a responsible person approved by the parent or guardian or the Division. A supervising driver shall be a licensed driver who has been licensed for at least five years. At least one supervising driver shall sign the application for a permit or license. (l) Violations. – It is unlawful for the holder of a limited learner's permit, a temporary permit, or a limited provisional license to drive a motor vehicle in violation of the restrictions that apply to the permit or license. Failure to comply with a restriction concerning the time of driving or the presence of a supervising driver in the vehicle constitutes operating a motor vehicle without a license. Failure to comply with the restriction regarding the use of a mobile telephone while operating a motor vehicle is an infraction punishable by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). Failure to comply with any other restriction, including seating and passenger limitations, is an infraction punishable by a monetary penalty as provided in G.S. 20-176. 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(3), (4), and (5) of subsection (e) of this section shall not be admissible in any criminal or civil trial, action, or proceeding except in an action based on a violation of this section. No driver’s license points or insurance surcharge shall be assessed for failure to comply with seating and occupancy limitations in subsection (e) of this section. No drivers license points or insurance surcharge shall be assessed for failure to comply with subsection (e) or (g) of this section regarding the use of a mobile telephone while operating a motor vehicle. (m) Insurance Status. – The holder of a limited learner's permit is not considered a licensed driver for the purpose of determining the inexperienced operator premium surcharge under automobile insurance policies. (n) Driving Eligibility Certificate. – A person who desires to obtain a permit or license issued under this section must have a high school diploma or its equivalent or must have a driving eligibility certificate. A driving eligibility certificate must meet the following conditions: (1) The person who is required to sign the certificate under subdivision (4) of this subsection must show that he or she has determined that one of the following requirements is met: a. The person is currently enrolled in school and is making progress toward obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent. b. A substantial hardship would be placed on the person or the person's family if the person does not receive a certificate. c. The person cannot make progress toward obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent. (1a) The person who is required to sign the certificate under subdivision (4) of this subsection also must show that one of the following requirements is met: a. The person who seeks a permit or license issued under this section is not subject to subsection (n1) of this section. b. The person who seeks a permit or license issued under this section is subject to subsection (n1) of this section and is eligible for the certificate under that subsection. (2) It must be on a form approved by the Division. (3) It must be dated within 30 days of the date the person applies for a permit or license issuable under this section. (4) It must be signed by the applicable person named below: a. The principal, or the principal's designee, of the public school in which the person is enrolled. b. The administrator, or the administrator's designee, of the nonpublic school in which the person is enrolled. c. The person who provides the academic instruction in the home school in which the person is enrolled. c1. The person who provides the academic instruction in the home in accordance with an educational program found by a court, prior to July 1, 1998, to comply with the compulsory attendance law. d. The designee of the board of directors of the charter school in which the person is enrolled. e. The president, or the president's designee, of the community college in which the person is enrolled. Notwithstanding any other law, the decision concerning whether a driving eligibility certificate was properly issued or improperly denied shall be appealed only as provided under the rules adopted in accordance with G.S. 115C-12(28), 115D-5(a3), or 115C-566, whichever is applicable, and may not be appealed under this Chapter. (n1) Lose Control; Lose License. (1) The following definitions apply in this subsection: a. Applicable State entity. – The State Board of Education for public schools and charter schools, the State Board of Community Colleges for community colleges, or the Secretary of Administration for nonpublic schools and home schools. b. Certificate. – A driving eligibility certificate that meets the conditions of subsection (n) of this section. c. Disciplinary action. – An expulsion, a suspension for more than 10 consecutive days, or an assignment to an alternative educational setting for more than 10 consecutive days. d. Enumerated student conduct. – One of the following behaviors that results in disciplinary action:

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The possession or sale of an alcoholic beverage or an illegal controlled substance on school property. 2. The bringing, possession, or use on school property of a weapon or firearm that resulted in disciplinary action under G.S. 115C-391(d1) or that could have resulted in that disciplinary action if the conduct had occurred in a public school. 3. The physical assault on a teacher or other school personnel on school property. e. School. – A public school, charter school, community college, nonpublic school, or home school. f. School administrator. – The person who is required to sign certificates under subdivision (4) of subsection (n) of this section. g. School property. – The physical premises of the school, school buses or other vehicles under the school's control or contract and that are used to transport students, and school-sponsored curricular or extracurricular activities that occur on or off the physical premises of the school. h. Student. – A person who desires to obtain a permit or license issued under this section. Any student who was subject to disciplinary action for enumerated student conduct that occurred either after the first day of July before the school year in which the student enrolled in the eighth grade or after the student's fourteenth birthday, whichever event occurred first, is subject to this subsection. A student who is subject to this subsection is eligible for a certificate when the school administrator determines that the student has exhausted all administrative appeals connected to the disciplinary action and that one of the following conditions is met: a. The enumerated student conduct occurred before the student reached the age of 15, and the student is now at least 16 years old. b. The enumerated student conduct occurred after the student reached the age of 15, and it is at least one year after the date the student exhausted all administrative appeals connected to the disciplinary action. c. The student needs the certificate in order to drive to and from school, a drug or alcohol treatment counseling program, as appropriate, or a mental health treatment program, and no other transportation is available. A student whose permit or license is denied or revoked due to ineligibility for a certificate under this subsection may otherwise be eligible for a certificate if, after six months from the date of the ineligibility, the school administrator determines that one of the following conditions is met: a. The student has returned to school or has been placed in an alternative educational setting, and has displayed exemplary student behavior, as defined by the applicable State entity. b. The disciplinary action was for the possession or sale of an alcoholic beverage or an illegal controlled substance on school property, and the student subsequently attended and successfully completed, as defined by the applicable State entity, a drug or alcohol treatment counseling program, as appropriate. (1935, c. 52, s. 6; 1953, c. 355; 1955, c. 1187, s. 8; 1963, c. 968, ss. 2, 2A; 1965, c. 410, s. 3; c. 1171; 1967, c. 694; 1969, c. 37; 1973, c. 191, ss. 1, 2; c. 664, ss. 1, 2; 1975, c. 79; c. 716, s. 5; 1979, c. 101; c. 667, ss. 15, 16, 41; 1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c. 1257, s. 2; 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1021, s. 11; 1991, c. 689, s. 326; 1993, c. 539, s. 319; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 1997-16, s. 1; 1997-443, s. 32.20; 1997-507, s. 1; 1998-149, ss. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5; 1998-212, s. 9.21(c); 1999-243, ss. 1, 2; 1999-276, s. 1; 1999-387, s. 4; 1999-452, s. 9; 2001-194, s. 1; 2001-487, s. 51.5(a); 2002-73, ss. 1, 2; 2002-159, s. 30; 2005-276, s. 44.1(b); 2006-177, ss. 2-7.)

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Lead Teacher Responsibilities Both lead teachers and instructor positions are temporary assignments. Cluster/school assignments are based on need and employees may be reassigned at the discretion of the Driver Education Coordinator or the Director of Secondary Education. Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Job Functions Lead teachers are instructors that are responsible for the driver education program at their designated cluster school. Lead teachers should meet at least one time each month with all their instructors to pass along information and answer questions. Emails, notes, letters and phone calls are vital in the communication process but should not take the place of face-to-face interaction. In addition to the supervisory duties, Lead Teachers will also teach classes and drive students along with other instructors. Lead teachers will be paid an additional eight (8) hours/per month of employment to handle the following duties:  Schedule classes and instructors to teach the classes.  Assign student drivers to instructors.  Collect and verify timesheets from each instructor at their school.  Collect and verify projected hours for the May/June time period.  Make sure that each instructor has their instructors required paperwork turned in at the designated times.  Be responsible for all textbooks, equipment and materials, including maintaining an accurate inventory.  Be responsible for all correspondence between driver education coordinator’s office and instructors.  Be responsible for making necessary orders of supplies, i.e. NC Handbooks, videos, textbooks, etc.  Display good public relation skills with parents and commercial school instructors.  Maintain an open line of communication with the Driver Education Coordinator with regards to student enrollment, materials needs and personnel.  Do not allow any instructor to drive with only one student in the vehicle.  Attendance at quarterly lead teacher meetings. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Ability to reason, make judgments and maintain effective working relationships with other lead teachers and instructors.  Ability to utilize positive human relations skills with other instructors, students and parents.  Skills of keyboarding with accuracy.  Skills in operating a computer, projector and/or DVD. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.  Ability to compile and summarize information.  Ability to resolve problem situations with sound judgment.  Ability to demonstrate proper telephone etiquette.  Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing work assignments.  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of driver education instruction. Paperwork (Year-end – From Instructor) Instructions for Driver Education Summary Paperwork Due Date January 13 July 13

Include Students You Have Taught From July 1 – December 31 January 1 – June 30

You may only submit your paperwork electronically, via e-mail or by flash drive. Include students you have taught for the previous six months.

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Include students who have COMPLETED the classroom and/or driving on or before the last day of the six month period. E-mail the completed year end paperwork to Dr. Jerry Cross and Michele Schellhorn. Submitting Paperwork Online  Go to http://drivered.ucps.k12.nc.us/instructor_resources.htm  Click on the link that states ―Year End Paperwork‖  Save the Excel file to your computer as your name and the date of the last day of this cycle  Open the document.  Type the information in the proper boxes  Student Name  DOB  Choose type of School  School Regularly Attended  Hours of Instruction  Choose a type of instruction (Class or Behind the Wheel)  Record the proper grade for either Class or Behind the Wheel. If you conducted both sets of instruction for the student, you will record their name twice.  Record whether the student Passed, Failed or is Incomplete.  Record your name as the instructor  Record the school name where the instruction was conducted.  If you drove the student, then record the certificate # from the driving.  Email your results to jerry.cross@ucps.k12.nc.us and to michele.schellhorn@ucps.k12.nc.us.  Attach the excel file to your email. Contact either Dr. Jerry Cross or Michele Schellhorn, if you need assistance with completing and/or attaching the file. Turn in your certificates and 800 forms, in alphabetical order, to your lead teacher. Count each to make sure that your numbers match up. If you provided a copy of the 800 form to a student to take to a private driving school, make a notation as such on your copy of the 800 form. Payroll/Dates and Calendar 2011-2012 Date Due in Office July 6 August 2 September 1 October 3 November 1 November 21 January 2 February 2 March 1 April 2 May 2 May 31

Dates Covered For Absences July 1 - July 6 July 7 – July 29 August 1 – August 31 September 1 – Sept. 30 October 3 – Oct. 31 November 1 – November 18 November 21 – December 30 January 2 – January 31 February 1 – February 29 March 1 - March 30 April 2 – April 30 May 1 – June 29

Pay Date July 22 August 24 September 23 October 25 November 22 December 16 January 25 February 24 March 23 April 25 May 25 June 21

Note: Payroll cannot be faxed to the office. The payroll sheet with the ORIGINAL signatures must be turned in to Michele Schellhorn no later than the date at the bottom of the monthly time sheet.

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Private Driving Schools Occasionally, students may decide to opt out of driving with UCPS instructors to drive with a private school. If this is the case, then the student will come by to get their eye check form from the lead teacher. The lead teacher will make a copy of the form to keep for themselves with a note stating that student picked up form to carry to their private school instructor. In addition, the end date of the class stating whether they passed or not should be sent by email to Dr. Jerry Cross and Dr. Wanda Little. At this moment, the student will no longer be receiving driving services from UCPS. By no means should the driving schedule of the student be changed or discussed so that the student will stay with the school system. Registration Procedure for Driver's Education In order to register, each student must bring his or her birth certificate to the first class. In addition, each student from a private or home school must bring a letter verifying that he or she is currently enrolled in school. Participants will be enrolled on an age-priority basis. In order to be eligible to enroll in the program, an individual must meet the following requirements:  Be between the ages of 14 1/2 and 18 on the first day of class  Approved by the principal of the high school that he or she is attending.  Attending a public, private, or home school within Union County.  Not have previously enrolled in the program. All classes offered by the school system are free of charge. Students who have dropped out of school or who have enrolled in driver education previously are not eligible for these classes. Foreign exchange students are eligible to take classes with the permission of their organization and host parents.

Private Driving Schools Occasionally, parents and students may decide to opt out of the driving portion of Driver Education in UCPS and choose to have their child drive with a private school. This is the parent’s prerogative and should be respected. Once a parent or child initiates this change, the Driver Education Teacher or Driver Education Lead Teacher will provide a copy of the Form SBTS-800 which contains the eye check results to the parents. At this time, parents will sign a completed Appendix 15 – Release to Parent of Private Driving School Representative; a copy will be provided to the parent and kept on file by the Driver Education Teacher or Lead Teacher. A copy of Appendix 15 should be sent to Dr. Jerry Cross as notification of the cessation of services. Upon completion of both forms, the student will no longer be receiving driver education instruction through Union County Public Schools. At no time is it acceptable to impede the transfer of driver education training from the public school to the private school. It is the expectation of UCPS Secondary Education Department that all parent requests are respected and handled in a timely fashion without question or discussion. Revised September 2009

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Driver Education Lead Teacher Information 2011-2012 For additional information, please contact the lead instructor at the appropriate school cluster – as below or Dr. Jerry Cross at 704-290-1526 (office) or 704-651-6481 (cell): Central Academy of Technology and Arts  School telephone – 704-296-3088  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Benny McCray  Contact Benny McCray with questions Cuthbertson High School  School telephone – 704-296-0105  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Dean Dreibelbis  Contact Dean Dreibelbis with questions Forest Hills High School  School telephone – 704-233-4001  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Robert Hartley  Contact Robert Hartley with questions Marvin Ridge High School / South Providence  Marvin Ridge High School telephone – 704-290-1520  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Derek Witherspoon  Contact Derek Witherspoon at South Providence (704-290-1580) or (704-560-9770 – cell) with questions Monroe High School  Monroe High School telephone – 704-296-3130  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Adolfo Medina  Contact Adolfo Medina at Marshville Elementary (704-624-2133) with questions  Terry Wilson at Monroe High (704-296-3130) Parkwood High School  School telephone – 704-764-2900  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Sara Humphries  Contact Sara Humphries with questions Piedmont High School  School telephone – 704-753-2810  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Norma Drye  Contact Norma Drye with questions Porter Ridge High School  School telephone – 704-292-7662  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Dale Hunsucker  Contact Dale Hunsucker with questions Sun Valley High School  School telephone – 704-296-3020  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Trent Faulkner  Contact Trent Faulkner with questions

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Weddington High School  School telephone – 704-708-5530  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Doug Russell  Ask for the Guidance Department to register  Contact Doug Russell with questions by leaving a note in the "Drop Box" for Driver Education in the Guidance Office Union Academy  Union Academy Upper School (charter, private and home schooled students) telephone – 704-238-8883  Driver Education Lead Teacher – Bettie Linker  Contact Nancy Rhea at Union Academy with questions and schedule

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Salary Information Teachers in the UCPS system should take their gross salary for one month and divide it by 162.5 to determine the hourly wage. Sexual Harassment (See “Harassment”) Student Code of Conduct - MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS - Section 4-3(b) The Union County Public Schools Board of Education believes that self-discipline is the key element in a positive school climate. In order to foster and nurture self-discipline among students, schools shall implement programs, practices, and procedures designed to encourage and recognize positive and responsible student behavior. Such programs can be a part of or logical extensions of the schools’ character education curriculum. In addition, schools shall provide regular staff development opportunities on such topics as positive discipline, recognizing bullying, and conflict resolution, etc. Furthermore, schools shall develop intervention strategies to prevent bullying. These proactive measures on the part of schools will provide a balanced approach to the Union County Public Schools’ goal of expecting, encouraging, and enforcing acceptable student behavior in all schools, and further serve to promote the school district’s core value of design in quality and prevention. The school is an agent of the public that created it and has a basic responsibility to help parents* educate, lead, and when necessary, discipline the child. The ultimate responsibility, however, rests with the parents and, if they fail, then with the State. The school should never be reluctant to insist that the parents accept this responsibility. As educators we pledge to parents and students that we will conduct ourselves in a manner that will set a positive example and encourage appropriate student behavior. All students have a right to be free from fear, harm, and violence while in attendance at school, on buses, and at school sponsored activities. A student shall not by use of violence, force, noise, threat, intimidation, passive resistance, or any other conduct intentionally cause the substantial and material disruption or obstruction of any lawful mission, process, or function of the school. In the event a student of Union County Public Schools becomes the victim of violence while on school property during the school day or while attending school sponsored events outside the school day or while attending a school sponsored event not held on school property, the parents of the victim will be notified as soon as possible. The parents will be informed of the nature of the violence, the physical condition of the student, where the student is located and the care being given the student. Middle School and High School Principals are encouraged to develop alternative discipline programs which would offer students and parents another method for correcting behavior problems other than the traditional inschool suspension and out-of-school suspension programs. Alternative discipline programs could be a Saturday School for three hours of academic or physical work on campus, an after-school detention program for two hours, an evening school for three hours emphasizing self-control and/or academic needs or like programs. Principals/designee may offer the Union County Alternative to Suspension (UCATS) program to students and their parents as provided in the program procedures. All alternative discipline programs must receive approval from the Superintendent before being implemented. A student who is suspended from school for any of the following offenses may not be readmitted to school before his/her parent/guardian comes to school for a conference with the school administrator. Ordinarily, there will be no exceptions to this requirement. Federal laws and court rulings may limit the extent to which the penalties required by this policy can be applied to students who are identified as exceptional children and are receiving special education services. When students are suspended for violation of this policy, those absences may affect academic standing and promotion. Please refer to the attendance policies (#4-1(b) and #4-1(c)) for further information. *Guardians and custodians are also considered parents for purposes of this policy.

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PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR- -MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL For these prohibited behaviors, the following system-wide disciplinary actions shall be taken: 1.

Physical violence directed toward any school employee. Students will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement officers and if transported, the student’s parents will be apprised of the location and will be expected to pick the child up. Parents will be notified of this process by the principal or designated school official. a.

b. c. d.

10 days out-of-school suspension with recommendation for long-term suspension, automatic 6 day with recommendation for long-term suspension for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer the student to the school counselor. Notify legal authorities for appropriate legal action. Appropriate legal action shall be initiated by victim and/or principal/Superintendent/Board of Education. Students may be banned from all Union County Public Schools campus, school events, and any school related function held off campus.

For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. For assaults resulting in serious injury, the superintendent shall upon recommendation of the principal suspend for no less than 300 days but no more than 365 days any student who is at least 13 years old. If the student is under the age of 13, the suspension may be up to the remainder of the current school year. 2.

Any physical, verbal, or written threat (including but not limited to threatening gestures, threats communicated via the internet where a connection to the school exists and/or school assignments) directed toward or about any school employee which threatens force, violence, or disruption, or any sign or act which constitutes a threat of force, violence, or disruption. a.

10 days out-of-school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), with recommendation for long-term suspension dependent upon severity of threat. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. b. Notify legal authorities at discretion of principal/employee. c. Legal action may be initiated by the victim/aggrieved person. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. 3.

Any assault*, fight, threat, (including but not limited to threatening gestures, threats communicated via the internet where a connection to the school exists and/or school assignments) or attempt to cause physical harm to a student or students by another student or students. Principals will have the discretion to determine if a violation of this rule is serious enough to justify a referral to law enforcement officers and/or whether to charge involved students with assault or other appropriate charge. Students will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement officers and if transported, the student’s parents will be apprised of the location and will be expected to pick their child up. Parents will be notified of this process by the principal or designated school official. a.

First Offense: 3-10 days out-of-school suspension, 2-6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), (based upon severity of fight). A mitigating factor to be considered is compliance with school staff. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

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Second Offense: 10 days out-of-school suspension. 6 days out-of-school suspension for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Third Offense: Suspension for remainder of school year; the same penalty applies for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

Any assault, attack, or attempt to cause physical injury directed toward another student by two or more students. Principals will have the discretion to determine if a violation of this rule is serious enough to justify a referral to law enforcement officers and/or whether to charge involved students with a form of assault or another appropriate charge. Students will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement officers and if transported, the student’s parents will be apprised of the location and will be expected to pick their child up. Parents will be notified by the principal or designated school official. a.

b. c.

10 days out-of-school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), with recommendation for long-term suspension. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Notify legal authorities. Legal action may be initiated by the victim/aggrieved person.

*Assaults which result in serious injury – 10 days out of school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule) and recommendation for long-term suspension. All such assaults will be reported to law enforcement. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. 5.

Extortion or blackmail of another student under threat of physical harm. a.

b. c. 6.

1-10 days out-of-school suspension, 1-6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule) based upon nature of extortion or blackmail with possible recommendation for long-term suspension. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Notify legal authorities. Legal action may be initiated by the victim/aggrieved person.

Behavior that incites to riot--that is, encourages other students to join in – or behavior that disrupts or has the potential to disrupt the school environment. Students will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement officers and if transported, the student’s parents will be apprised of the location and will be expected to pick their child up. Parents will be notified by the principal or designated school official. a.

b. c.

Up to 10 days out-of-school suspension, up to 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), with possible recommendation for long-term suspension. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Notify legal authorities. Legal action may be initiated by the victim/aggrieved person.

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For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. 7.

Causing a false fire alarm to occur or calling in a false bomb threat, or threatening an act of terror, or perpetrating a threat of harm by a false terrorist act of any type on educational property, at a schoolsponsored event, or at an extracurricular event. a.

Making, aiding, and/or abetting in making a bomb threat or perpetrating a bomb hoax against school district property by making a false report that a device designed to cause damage or destruction by explosion, blasting, or burning is located on school property or at a school-sponsored or school related activity. Concealing, placing, or displaying a device on school property or at a school sponsored or schoolrelated activity with the intent to cause others to believe the device is a bomb.

No student may knowingly or willfully cause, encourage, or aid another student to make a bomb threat or perpetrate a bomb hoax. Any student who becomes aware that another student or other person intends to use a bomb, make a bomb threat, or perpetrate a bomb hoax must notify a teacher or principal immediately. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including a maximum of 10 days of out of school suspension (6 days for condensed academics). Bomb Threat 1.

False bomb threat defined as: communication, by any means, knowing or having reason to know it is false, that such a device or components are present or one who intending to perpetrate a hoax brings any such artifacts onto school property or to a school sponsored event. A suspension of 365 days shall be imposed for violations of this rule. Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education may modify this consequence after a review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and considering alternative educational options for the student. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

2. Notify legal authorities. 3. Conference with principal, parents, and student prior to return to school. b.

Making, aiding, conspiring, and/or abetting in making a terrorist threat or perpetrating a terrorist hoax against school district property by making a false report that a device, substance, or material designed to cause harmful or life-threatening illness or injury to another person is located on school property or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity. Conceals, places, disseminates, or displays a device, machine, instrument, artifact, letter, package, material, or substance on school property or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity with the intent to cause others to believe the device is a substance or material capable of causing harmful or life-threatening illness or injury to another person. Threatens to commit on school property or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity an act of terror that is likely to cause death, with the intent to cause a significant disruption to the instructional day or school-sponsored activity which actually causes such disruption. Makes a false report that there is about to occur or is occurring on school property or at a schoolsponsored or school-related activity an act of terror that is likely to cause serious injury or death, with the intent to cause a significant disruption to the instructional day or school-sponsored activity or which actually causes such disruption. Conspires to commit any of the above-described acts.

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No student may knowingly or willfully cause, encourage, or aid another student to make a terrorist threat or perpetrate a terrorist hoax. Any student who becomes aware that another student or other person intends to use a device, substance or material designed to cause harmful or life-threatening illness or injury to another person, make a terrorist threat, or perpetrate a terrorist hoax must notify a teacher or principal immediately. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including a maximum of 10 days of out of school suspension (6 days for condensed academics). False Act of Terror or Threatens a False Act of Terror including but not limited to a device, substance, or material designed to cause harmful or life-threatening illness or injury or conspiracy to commit either. 1. 2. 3. c.

Up to 365 calendar days of school suspension as per North Carolina law. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Notify legal authorities. Conference with principal, parents, and student prior to return to school.

Causing a false fire alarm to occur. False Fire Alarm 1. First Offense: 10 days out-of-school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. 2. Second Offense: Contact law enforcement - Automatic 10 days out of school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), with recommendation for long-term suspension. 3. Conference with principal, parents, and student prior to return to school.

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Possessing, handling, using, or transmitting, whether concealed or open, any weapon, or any instrument that reasonably looks like a weapon or could be used as a weapon. Weapons include all of the following: Knife; including a pocket knife, bowie knife, switchblade, dirk, dagger or machete; slingshot; leaded cane; blackjack; metal knuckles or numb-chucks; BB gun; air rifle or air pistol; stun gun or other electric shock weapon; ice pick; defensive sprays; razor or razor blade (except solely for personal shaving); fireworks; and any sharp pointed or edged instrument except unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance.

When blade is 2 ½ inches or longer student will be charged. Examples of other objects that could be considered weapons are box cutters and other types of utility blades and blowguns. Also included are other instruments that are capable of being used to inflict bodily injury and the circumstances indicate a probability that injury is intended. Also included is LIVE ammunition (shotgun shells, bullets, etc.) No student may knowingly or willfully cause, encourage or aid any other student to possess, handle or use any of the weapons or weapon-like items listed above. A student who finds a weapon or weapon-like item, who witnesses another student or other persons with such items, or becomes aware that another student or other persons intends to possess, handle or use such items, must notify a teacher or principal immediately. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including a maximum of 10 days of out of school suspension (6 days for condensed academics). This section does not apply to students who are members of the Reserve Officer Training Corps and who are required to carry arms or weapons in the discharge of their official class duties; nor does this apply to weapons used in school-approved instruction or ceremonies.

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9.

b.

Use of weapon and/or proven intent 1. Confiscate weapon immediately and turn over to law enforcement. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. 2. Notify legal authorities. 3. Recommendation for long-term suspension, 365-day suspension or expulsion. Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education may modify this consequence after a review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and considering alternative educational options for the student. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first.

Confiscate weapon immediately, not to be returned. Notify legal authorities for appropriate action. Conference with parent and contact school counselor A suspension of 365 days shall be imposed for violations of this rule. Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education may modify this consequence after a review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and considering alternative educational options for the student.

Arson of School Property a.

b.

c. d.

11.

Possession 1. Confiscate weapon immediately and turn over to law enforcement. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. 2. 3-10 days out-of-school suspension, 2-6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). 3. Notify legal authorities for appropriate action.

Bringing a firearm, possessing a firearm, or using of a firearm (gun, rifle, pistol, shotgun) or powerful explosive on a school campus or at a school event wherever held as defined by North Carolina General Statutes § 14-269.2b. a. b. c. d.

10.

a.

10 days out-of-school suspension with possible recommendation for long-term suspension, automatic 6 days with possible recommendation for long-term suspension for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). Students and/or parents will be responsible for restitution to the school system. Students may be required to perform after-school community service work on behalf of school upon return from outof-school suspension. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Notify legal authorities. Legal action may be initiated by the Board of Education. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first.

Theft or Vandalism of property of the school, school employees, students or any other person resulting in loss or damage – Student and/or parents will be responsible for restitution or return of the property in good condition to the school system or victim. a.

b.

1 to 10 days out-of-school suspension, 1-6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule) through long-term suspension, depending upon the value or importance of the property taken or vandalized, or the number of thefts involved. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Notify legal authorities when appropriate.

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c.

12.

Legal action may be initiated by the victim/aggrieved person or the Board of Education. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first.

The following is prohibited on school property or buses, in a private vehicle in a school parking lot, or at any school function wherever held:

Over-the-Counter Medication 1. Coming on campus under the influence: • Parent contact • Up to 2 day (high schools on block schedule) or 3 day (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) out of school suspension at principal discretion • Required drug counseling class if student is out of school suspended • NOTE: Suspension not included in coming to campus under the influence of routine, normal usage of over the counter drugs. 2. Possession: • Confiscate items • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor/student conference with counselor • Notify legal authorities if applicable • Principal discretion of warning through possible out of school suspension up to 3 days (high schools on block schedule) or up to 5 days (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug counseling class if student is out of school suspended 3.

Use at School: • Confiscate items • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor • Notify legal authorities if applicable • Principal discretion of warning through possible out of school suspension up to 3 days (high schools on block schedule) up to 5 days (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug counseling class if student is out of school suspended

*All 365 calendar day suspensions require a conference with the principal, parents, and student prior to return to school. 4.

Distribution: • Confiscate items • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor • Notify legal authorities if applicable • Principal discretion of 3 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 5 days out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) through Long Term suspension for remainder of semester (high schools on block schedule) or remainder of semester or 45 school days whichever is longer (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug counseling class if student is out of school suspended For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first.

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Prescription Medication (Students with legal drugs prescribed for them in their possession must follow school guidelines to avoid consequences under this policy.) 1.

Coming on campus under the influence: • Parent Conference • Up to 3 day (high schools on block schedule) or 5 days (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) out of school suspension at principal discretion • Required drug counseling class if student is out of school suspended • Suspension not included in coming to campus under the influence when used in compliance with prescription directions of prescription drugs prescribed for user.

2.

Possession of a prescription drug by a person OTHER than for whom the drug was prescribed: First Offense: • Confiscate items • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor • Notify legal authorities • 4-6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 6-10 day out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) at principal discretion • Required drug counseling class Second Offense: • Confiscate items • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • 6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 10 days out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) and Long Term suspension recommendation at principal discretion. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. • Required drug counseling class

POSSESSSION OR PRESCRIBED USE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL IN POSSESSION OF THE DRUG: (Possession only; this does NOT include distribution) • Parent conference • 1st incident—warning and/or up to 2 day (high school on block schedule) or 3 day (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) out of • school suspension at principal discretion--Required drug counseling class if student is out of school suspended • 2nd incident-- up to 3 days (high school on block schedule) or 5 days (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) out of school suspension at principal discretion--Required drug counseling class if student is out of school suspended STUDENT MUST SECURE THE MEDICATION IN SCHOOL OFFICE IN LOCKED CABINET PER UCPS BOE POLICY 4.6. 3.

Use at School: First Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor

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• Notify legal authorities • 4-6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 6-10 days out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug counseling class Second Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • 6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 10 days out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) and Long Term at principal discretion. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. • Required drug counseling class 4.

Distribution: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. • Required drug counseling class

Alcohol (Includes wines, beer, non-alcoholic beer, and energy drinks containing alcohol) 1.

Under the influence First Offense: • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor • Notify legal authorities • 6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 10 days out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug/alcohol counseling class Second Offense: • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class

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Possession First Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor • Notify legal authorities • 6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 10 day out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug/alcohol counseling class

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Second Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class 3.

Use at School First Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor. • Notify legal authorities • 6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 10 day out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug/alcohol counseling class Second Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class

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Distribution First Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class

Illegal Drugs, Counterfeit Drugs, Huffing (or misuse of inhalants), and/or Drug Paraphernalia 1.

Under the Influence First Offense: • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor /student conference with counselor • Notify legal authorities • 6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 10 days out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) • Required drug/alcohol counseling class Second Offense: • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class

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Possession First Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • 6 days out of school suspension (high schools on block schedule) or 10 days out of school suspension (middle schools and traditional schedule high schools) through Long Term at principal discretion For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. • Required drug/alcohol counseling class Second Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class

Use at School First Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. • Required drug/alcohol counseling class Second Offense: • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class 3.

Distribution • Confiscate items and give to legal authorities • Parent Conference • Contact school counselor • Notify legal authorities • Long Term suspension for remainder of school year • Required drug/alcohol counseling class

NOTE: No student will be readmitted to the regular school program until the student has completed the required drug counseling class. 13.

Possession or use of nuisance items including but not limited to: laser pointers, beepers, two-way radios, matches, cigarette lighters, mercury, or other like items are prohibited on campus, buses, and/or school events that are extensions of the classroom. Nuisance items kept in locked private vehicles are exempt.

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No skateboards are allowed on campus at any time. Any nuisance item that results in property damage to the school system or individual will require restitution by the parents of the perpetrator. a.

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First Offense: Confiscate item and return only to parents. Discretionary action by principal which may include out-of-school suspension – dependent upon specific circumstances – The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Second Offense: 1-10 days out-of-school suspension, 1-6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Third Offense: 5-10 days with possible long-term suspension, 3-6 days with possible long-term suspension for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

Use of Cellular Phones, CD players, IPOD’s, MP3 players, and DVD players is prohibited on campus from the first bell of the day through the last dismissal bell. IPODs may be allowed on school grounds during the instructional day when used as an instructional tool under the guidance of the classroom teacher during direct teacher-specified classes and classroom activities. Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight (in book bag, pocket, or purse) at all times. Use of a cell phone is defined as phone ringing, talking on phone, taking pictures, and text messaging. These items may be kept on campus in a locked vehicle without violating school policy. School is not responsible for loss or damage of any of the above-named items. a.

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First Offense: Confiscate items and return only to parents. If use of cell phone results in violation of other policies further discipline may be applied. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Second Offense: Parent conference required and may include 1 day of inschool suspension, after school detention, or Saturday School. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Third Offense: Parent conference required and may include 1 day of inschool suspension, after school detention, or Saturday School and cannot bring item to school for remainder of the school year. The principal will also refer to school counselor.

Use of insulting, abusive, profane, obscene, words, signs, gestures, and other acts toward or about any school employee. The discipline to be applied may be dependent upon the severity of offense. This provision includes but is not limited to written assignments and/or the internet where a connection to the school exists. a. b.

First Offense: 1-10 days out-of-school suspension, 1-6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Second Offense: 5-10 days out-of-school suspension with possible recommendation for long-term suspension, 3-6 days with possible recommendation for long-term suspension for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

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Use of insulting, abusive, profane, obscene words, signs and gestures between students will not be tolerated. a. b.

First Offense: The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent for conference. Violation of this policy may lead to suspension. Second Offense: The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent for conference. 1-3 days out-of-school suspension, 1-2 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule).

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Bullying – Bullying is a form of harassment. Bullying means the repeated intimidation of others by the real or threatened infliction of physical, verbal, written, electronically transmitted or emotional abuse or through attacks on the property of another. Bullying may include, but is not limited to, verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs, extortion of money or possessions, implied or stated threats. a. b. c.

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First Offense: Discretionary action by the principal, referral to school counselor, conversation with parent Second Offense: Automatic 3-5 days of out-of-school suspension, 2-3 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), referral to school counselor, contact parent Third Offense: Automatic 5-10 days of out-of-school suspension, 3-6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), with recommendation for long-term suspension. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. Referral to school counselor, contact parent.

Hazing – Per North Carolina General Statutes § 14-35 hazing is strictly forbidden on campus and at all off campus school events. Hazing is defined as to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group, including any society, athletic team, fraternity or sorority, or other similar group.‖ For purposes of this policy, hazing may include annoying any student by playing abusive or ridiculous tricks upon him/her, to frighten, scold, beat or harass him/her, or subject him/her to personal indignity a.

Up to 10 days out-of-school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), and possible recommendation for long-term suspension dependent upon severity and circumstances surrounding the incident. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. Referral to school counselor and parent contact Students convicted of Class 2 misdemeanor hazing shall be expelled from Union County Public Schools.

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Possession or use of tobacco products on school property during the time school is open for instructional activities, or when being transported to and from school by school transportation – (This includes school sponsored events such as dances, field trips, athletic functions both home and away, etc., while participating or being under the direct supervision of a school staff member. Confiscate items and do not return them. a.

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d. e.

First Offense: Traditional and Block Schedules - 1 day out-of-school suspension and 1 hour Tobacco Education required. Failure to complete tobacco education class will result in 1 additional day of out-of-school suspension. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Second Offense: 3 days out-of-school suspension reduced to 2 days upon completion of Alternative to Suspension (ATS) program, 2 days out-of-school suspension reduced to 1 day contingent upon completion of Alternative to suspension (ATS) program for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Third Offense: 3 days out-of-school suspension with Cessation Class recommended, 2 days out-ofschool suspension with Cessation Class recommended for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Fourth Offense: 5 days out-of-school suspension, 3 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Fifth Offense: Traditional and Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedules) - Recommendation for long-term Suspension or placement by principal in the Alternative Disciplinary Program [Item #19 in Middle/High School Discipline Policy, #4-3(b)]. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed

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academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. 20.

Indecent exposure on campus, on buses, or any school sponsored event. Legal authorities will be notified and the circumstance surrounding the incident communicated to them. a.

b. c.

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Sexual activity on campus, on buses, or any school sponsored event. Legal authorities will be notified and the circumstance surrounding the incident communicated to them. a.

b.

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First Offense: 5 days out-of-school suspension, 3 days out-of-school suspension for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), notify parents, seek counseling from the school. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Second Offense: 10 days out-of-school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule), notify parents. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Third Offense: Suspension for remainder of school year. The same penalty applies to Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

First Offense: 10 days out-of-school suspension; 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule); notify parents; seek counseling from the school. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Second Offense: Recommendation for long-term suspension. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

Sexual harassment is prohibited on school campus, buses, and at school events. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: • Any ―unwelcome‖ contact of a sexual nature with another’s body. (Two or more students engaged in this type of behavior against another student will receive consequences as prescribed below in b.) • Any suggestive comments, propositions or gestures • Any sexually provocative commentaries about the body • Any suggestive writings, artworks, or notes • Any slurs or innuendos • Possession of pornographic material a.

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First Offense: 3-5 days out-of-school suspension and seek counseling at the school level, 2-3 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Second Offense: 10 days out-of-school suspension, 6 days for Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Third Offense: Suspension for remainder of school year. The same penalty applies to Condensed Academic Terms (Block Schedule). The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent.

When legal authorities determine that a sexual offense or assault has taken place at school or school event (as defined by North Carolina General Statutes §§ 14-27.2, 14-27.3, 14-27.4, 14-27.5, 14-27.7A, student(s) will be recommended for long-term suspension. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. The principal will refer to school counselor and contact parent. Homebound instruction may be provided to the student(s) until adjudication of the charge against them.

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Chronic student behavior that constantly disrupts classroom and/or school activities but does not pose a threat of injury to students or staff may qualify the student for an alternative disciplinary program. The use of an alternative disciplinary program will occur at the discretion of the principal when he/she believes a student may respond to a behavior change program that involves the student’s parent(s). The School Board encourages principals to consider providing an alternative disciplinary program to the traditional long-term suspension disciplinary actions under the following conditions: a. b.

The principal and the student’s teachers agree the student has potential for success in school; and The student’s parent(s) agree to take an active role in the alternative program and to provide full support to the student and the school during the implementation of the alternative program

The student must take full advantage of the alternative program and demonstrate by his/her actions that, first, he/she is cooperating fully during the implementation of the program, and secondly, he/she is changing his/her behavior so that further disruptions do not occur. When the principal, the student’s teachers, and the student’s parent(s) agree to allow an alternative disciplinary program to be implemented, the following events will occur: a.

b. c. d. e. f.

The principal will meet with the student and parent(s) to explain that a longterm suspension recommendation will occur unless an agreement can be reached to participate in an alternative disciplinary program. The principal will refer to school counselor. Upon agreement by the principal, parent(s), and student, the long-term suspension recommendation will be held in abeyance. The principal and teachers of the student will provide the student and parent(s) a written alternative disciplinary program with milestones that must be met by the student. Upon completion of the alternative disciplinary program the long-term suspension recommendation will become null and void. Should the student not meet the requirements of the alternative disciplinary program, or the parent(s) fail to meet their obligation, the long-term suspension recommendation will go forward. A student will be offered an alternative disciplinary program only once. Failing to meet the alternative disciplinary program requirements and/or continuing chronic misbehavior will result in a long-term suspension. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first.

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Engaging in behavior that constitutes a clear threat to the safety of other students or employees as defined in North Carolina General Statute 115C-391 will not be tolerated. This includes students who are registered sex offenders pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act (115C-391 (d)(2)). Additionally any student who is subject to N.C.G.S. 14-208.18 will be constantly supervised, if allowed to attend any educational program. Violation of this section may result in long-term suspension, 365-day suspension, or expulsion dependent upon the severity of the offense. For purposes of this policy, Long Term Suspension is defined as: out of school suspension in excess of 6 days for high schools on condensed academic terms and 10 days for middle schools and traditional schedule high schools up to 90 school days or the end of the current school year, whichever comes first.

LEGAL REF.: North Carolina General Statutes §§ 115C-245; 115c-288; 115C-307; 115C-390; 115C-391; 115C-391.1; 115C-392; 115C-402; 115C-523; 115C-524(b); 14-33(6); 14-35; 14-269.2b; 14-208.18

CROSS REF.: Board Policy 4-1(b), Middle School Attendance Board Policy 4-1(c), High School Attendance Board Policy 4-6, Administration of Medicines

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UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

APPROVED: 9/7/93 REVISED: 12/6/94 REVISED: 3/28/95 REVISED: 10/3/95 REVISED: 4/2/96 REVISED: 4/8/97 REVISED: 12/2/97 REVISED: 3/31/98 REVISED: 11/4/98 REVISED: 5/18/99 REVISED: 6/15/01 REVISED: 2/5/02 REVISED: 4/23/02 REVISED: 3/04/03 REVISED: 4/1/04 REVISED: 5/3/05 REVISED: 3/21/06 REVISED: 5/1/07 REVISED: 3/18/08 REVISED: 10/21/08

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Supervision of Students Students should always be supervised, particularly the end of the class and at the end of driving. Students should be picked up within 15 minutes of the end of the class or driving. Refer to Appendix 13 – Agreement Between School and Parent Form. Provide this form to each student at the beginning of the classroom training and the behind-the-wheel training. Ensure a signed form is returned to instructor. Textbooks See Curriculum Traffic Congestion and Places to Drive Union County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. With more people comes – means more traffic. Instructors should be conscious of heavily congested areas which may prevent any real driving experience. To receive Interstate experience, instructors are allowed to use Interstate 485 from Hwy 218 to Providence Rd. Many instructors in the past have spent a great deal of time in Sutton Park. Because of the high volume of driver education cars in this community, instructors are encouraged to find alternative places to practice 3-point turns.

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Use of Tobacco Products Policy – 3-5a The use of tobacco products is a health, safety, and environmental hazard for students, employees, visitors, and school facilities. In order to promote positive role models in schools and provide a healthy learning and working environment, the Board adopts the following policy. No one is permitted to use any tobacco product at any time including non-school hours – in any building, property, or vehicle owned, leased, rented or contracted by the school district; on school grounds, athletic grounds, or parking lots; or at any school-sponsored event off campus. Signs will be posted on all school campuses forbidding the use of tobacco products at any time, by any person, on school grounds. Tobacco products may be displayed for a legitimate instructional or pedagogical purpose. The activity may not include smoking, chewing or otherwise ingesting the tobacco product. The Board strongly encourages students and staff to participate in school and community programs designed to prevent and cure tobacco addiction (see below). For purposes of this policy, ―tobacco product‖ is defined to include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, and any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products. ―Tobacco use‖ includes smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other use of tobacco products. Students and employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action (see cross references below for applicable policies). All newly hired employees will receive a copy and explanation of this policy. The policy will be reviewed with all employees on a yearly basis.

SCHOOL TOBACCO EDUCATION PROGRAM Tobacco Education Program The one-hour Tobacco Education Program is part of a comprehensive approach to preventing and reducing tobacco use in our school system. It helps make students aware that smoking or chewing tobacco has dire consequences and that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in our country. Alternative to Suspension (ATS) Alternative to Suspension (ATS) is a four-session education program for students who have violated the school tobacco policy. Typically, sessions are conducted after school. This program covers: • Tobacco use and decision making • Effects of tobacco use • Experimentation and addiction • Thinking about quitting ATS helps schools send a clear message to a student that says: 1. Smoking at school is against school rules, state and federal law, and is unacceptable behavior; 2. Exposing others to tobacco smoke at school is unacceptable behavior; and 3. Tobacco use at school violates the federal Pro-Children Act of 1994. These behaviors carry consequences. Teen Smoking Cessation Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) - Developed by The American Lung Association Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) is a ten-session school-based adolescent smoking cessation program. It offers a "total health approach" by focusing on overall health and improving life management skills. Objectives of the program are to help adolescents: • Quit smoking. • Reduce the number of cigarettes used by young people who are unable to quit. • Increase healthy lifestyle behaviors in physical activity and nutrition. • Enhance their sense of self-control. • Improve life skills such as stress management, decision making, coping, and interpersonal skills.

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Adult Cessation Program Union County Public Schools (UCPS) Safe and Drug-Free Schools Coordinator will provide a tobacco use cessation class to interested employees. LEGAL REF.: G.S. 14-313; 115C-47; 115C-407 CROSS REF.: Board Policy 3-1, Responsibility of Compliance with Board Policy Board Policy 4-3(b), Student Discipline - Middle & High School UNION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED: 3/23/93 REVISED: 12/6/94 REVISED: 10/30/97 REVISED: 2/5/02 (School Tobacco Education Program added) REVISED: 3/2/04 REVISED: 11/13/07 .

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APPENDIX 1 – BACK SEAT NOTES PROCEDURES FOR TURNABOUTS AND PARKING TWO POINT TURNABOUT (2 POINT TURN) 2 POINT RIGHT Back Into Driveway On Right Side. Signal right. Check traffic to the rear and stop beyond the driveway. Stop one to three feet from the curb. Check traffic again and then back slowly to the right into the driveway. Stop with the wheels straight. Treat as a Stop sign. Signal a left turn. Check traffic. 2 POINT LEFT Pull Into Driveway On Left Side. Signal left. Check traffic ahead and to the rear. Use the left –turn procedure. Stop with the wheels straight. Treat as a Stop sign. Turn on your emergency flashers. Check traffic again, especially from the right. Back slowly to the right into your lane only. Look to the right rear and side while backing. Stop with the Wheels straight. Drive forward, check rear view mirror (if there is no car approaching, then turn off emergency flashers. THREE POINT TURNABOUT (3 POINT TURN) Signal right and pull as far to the right of the road as possible without leaving the road. Pull close to right curb out of traffic. Use left turn signal – check traffic ahead and blind spot over left shoulder. Turn sharply to left turning wheel while moving slowly across the road to the other side. Put car in Reverse. Check traffic. Turn wheels sharply right while backing slowly. Use hand over hand steering while backing and check to left where curb is-stop before touching curb with wheels straight. Check traffic again, signal left (put in drive). Move slowly forward while steering left, pull out when clear. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS OFF ROAD RECOVERY Immediately take foot off accelerator. Do not break and do not jerk the car back on to the road. If possible (no mailboxes, deep ditches, etc.) then gradually ease the car back on to the road. The tendency is to jerk the car, thereby jerking the car across the road into oncoming traffic.

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LOSS OF BRAKES Pump the foot brake with right foot repeatedly. Pull gear selector into as low a gear as possible. Quickly activate right turn signal. Grasp emergency brake, release with left had if on left side of vehicle, and pull out. Other and, (right) place at twelve o’clock on the steering wheel. Pace left foot on emergency brake and push slowly and gently. If emergency brake is in center of car, press button and pull slowly and gently with right hand while placing left hand at twelve o’clock on steering wheel. Look for wide spot on shoulder to pull off or something soft to hit. BLOWOUT IN A CURVE – RIGHT FRONT The student will proceed down the cone- marked curve course at a speed selected by the instructor, Usually 25-mph. In the curve the instructor will blow the right front tire. The student should take his foot off the accelerator, without braking, and he will have to increase his left-lane. This is necessary because the right front tire has increased its rolling resistance and lost its cornering ability, thereby creating a pull to the right. The student should repeat the exercise until he has mastered the skill of handling a right front blowout in a curve. BLOWOUT IN A CURVE – RIGHT REAR The student will proceed down the cone- marked curve course at a speed selected by the instructor, usually 25 mph. In a curve, the instructor will blow the right rear tire. The student should take his foot off the accelerator, without breaking, and he will have to take some of his left steering out in order to correct for the skid started by the blown rear tire. As soon as he has corrected the skid, he will then add more left steer in order to maintain his lane. After the student has slowed down and has the vehicle under-control, he will brake gently to a stop. STALLED ENGINE Push gear selector lever quickly to neutral with right hand. Do not press foot brake. Re-start the vehicle quickly with right hand. While doing above procedures, the left hand should be at twelve o’clock on the steering wheel. When car starts, pull gear selector lever into drive, and pull quickly out of the intersection.

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TURNING PROCEDURES LEFT AND RIGHT TURN PROCEDURE Check mirror. Signal early and properly. Position car – proper lane position. Check traffic. Release accelerator. Brake before turning (slow down or stop whichever is needed) Check traffic again. Turn, using hand over hand technique. Enter proper lane. Accelerate about ½ way through turn. Check traffic after turning. U-TURN In terms of steering, a U-Turn is the easiest turnabout to make. But you need a wide street in which to do it. (Also, it is illegal in some places.) If you must make a U-Turn, pick a place where you can see well and other drivers can see you. To make a U-Turn on a two- lane road, do the following: Stop your car close to the right edge of the curb. Check for traffic in both directions; then signal for a left- turn. Check over your left shoulder again. Do not start the turn if you will interfere with traffic. Turn the steering wheel quickly all the way to the left, moving the car slowly until it faces in the opposite direction. When the turn is almost completed, straighten your wheels. Check for traffic to the rear. Proceed in the proper lane at normal speed. EXPRESSWAY – BLENDING WITH TRAFFIC FLOW SMOOTHLY Continually search and scan the traffic scene for vehicles entering and exiting the traffic scene. Be alert for traffic signs which will alert you as to position of acceleration and deceleration lanes. Slow and allow and entering vehicle to merge ahead of your car. Speed up and allow the vehicle to enter behind you. Change lanes and allow the driver to enter beside you. Be alert for drivers that fail to signal. Be alert for drivers who may pull directly into your path. Be alert for drivers that have missed their exit and have stopped or are illegally backing up.

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ENTERING AN EXPRESSWAY Signal left. Check traffic or the lane into which you intend to enter. Check rear and side view mirrors. Check blind spots. Judge the speed of oncoming traffic and adjust the speed of your vehicle so that you may enter traffic without creating a hazard. Continue well out into the acceleration lane and then blend with traffic. Move smoothly into the correct lane. Check to be sure that turn signal is off. Immediately survey the traffic scene for any new hazards. EXITING AN EXPRESSWAY Signal right prior to entering the deceleration lane Check rear and side view mirrors. Check blind spots. Wait until after you have entered the deceleration lane to slow speed. Make turn onto deceleration lane and then slow speed. Continue driving and blend with traffic. Slow so as not to alter traffic flow. Speed up so as not to create a hazard. Judge the speed of other vehicles and adjust your sped to match the movement of the general traffic flow. LANE CHANGE PROCEDURES Check rear view mirrors. Signal using lane change device. Check blind spot, head check over the shoulder. If safe, steer smoothly and maintain speed into the other lane. Cancel signal. PARKING ANGLE PARKING - 45 DEGREE ANGLE PARKING (ENTERING) Position your car about five feet from the row of parked cars. Signal a right turn, and check traffic to the rear. Begin to brake. Flash your brake lights to warn drivers behind. Continue braking. Check your right blind spot. When you can see down the right line of the parking stall, turn the wheels sharply to the right. Slowly enter the stall. Straighten the wheels when you are centered in the space. Stop before the wheels strike the curb.

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ANGLE PARKING - 45 DEGREE ANGLE PARKING (EXITING) Place car in reverse and back cautiously, wheels straight and foot on brake. (Hold the clutch at the friction point in a stick shift car). Look over right shoulder to near and sides to search roadway for other users. (Proper hand position ) (3-9, 10-2). When your front bumper is even with left car’s rear bumper, begin to turn to right. (Hand over hand). Back into nearest lane (stay in lane) (R. Rear-L. front, points of conflict). Stop with wheel straight. Shift to drive and proceed forward. PERPENDICULAR PARKING - 90 DEGREE ANGLE PARKING (ENTERING) Check mirror. Signal early and properly. Position car properly (as far left as possible). Foot off accelerator and brake. Check right blind spot. Turn right sharply when your front bumper passes the left rear taillight of the car to the right of the empty parking space (check right rear for clearance). Center car in space and straighten wheels. Stop before you hit curb. PERPENDICULAR PARKING - 90 DEGREE ANGLE PARKING (EXITING) Same as for 45’ angle Stress right rear – left front points of conflict. PARALLEL PARKING (ENTERING) Select parking spot with appropriate space. Signal right turn, tap brakes, check mirrors. Stop 2-3 feet away from front car with rear bumpers even. Shift to reverse and check traffic. Look over right shoulder and back slowly with sharp hand over hand steering toward curb. Aim car toward back right corner of space and begin straightening wheels when passenger door reaches rear bumper. When front bumper of your car reaches rear bumper turn wheel sharply left. Straighten car wheels and stop with proper 2-3 feet spacing between cars.

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PARALLEL PARKING (EXITING) Back straight until rear bumper is almost 6‖ from bumper of back car. Signal left, check blind spot. Move forward slowly, checking right fender for clearance. Turn wheels in intended path of travel halfway out of space. Center car in lane and accelerate gently into traffic.

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APPENDIX 2 –HARDSHIP REQUEST FORM Date sent to parents:

Driving Eligibility Hardship Request Form *The parent or legal guardian must complete and sign this form* Cases of hardship must reflect circumstances that are beyond the control of the student, his or her parents, or the school. The specific hardship circumstances are divided into four categories. For specific examples, please read the next page of this form. Please check appropriate hardship consideration: # 1 Medical Considerations # 2 Work Related Considerations # 3 Exceptional Children Considerations Other Considerations – Please specify: Name of Student: Date of Birth:

School:

Name of Parent or Legal Guardian: Mailing Address of Parent/Legal Guardian: (Street address, including apt. #, etc.)

(City, State, Zip Code) Phone numbers for Parent/Legal Guardian: Work:

Home:

To be considered for a hardship, all information on this form must be completed. Support documents (a letter from a doctor, etc.) will be necessary to determine whether your request will be approved. Briefly explain the circumstances of your hardship request. Include any documents/attachments.

Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian

Date

Please submit this form within 30 days of date of notification letter to: Dr. Jerry Cross, Driver Education Coordinator 400 North Church Street Monroe, NC 28112 Fax # 704-296-3066 DATE IN:

OFFICE USE ONLY DECISION DATE:

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EXAMPLES OF HARDSHIP MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Example # 1:

Example # 2:

Medical considerations can involve the student or the parents. A Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC) can be given to a student who was making adequate program in school, but was unable to attend school due to medical reasons. In this case, documented proof must be submitted to the school from a doctor citing reasons why the student missed school, dates of illness, etc. In addition, documentation must be submitted to demonstrate that the student was making adequate progress prior to illness. A Driving Eligibility Certificate can be given to the student based on the special medical circumstances of the parent. This would apply to parents who may be legally blind or have other medical impairments that require the student to have a license in order to maintain the general welfare of the family. In this case, documented proof of the parent’s illness or medical impairment must be submitted, along with evidence demonstrating the absolute necessity of the student to have a driver’s license.

WORK-RELATED CONSIDERATIONS: A Driving Eligibility Certificate can be given to the student if he or she requires transportation to and from a job that is necessary to the family’s financial welfare and is unable by any other means to do so. There should be documented proof that the student is working and the student’s earning go directly to support the basic needs of the family. In addition, there must be proof that the student is unable by any other means to get to and from work. EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN CONSIDERATIONS: A Driving Eligibility Certificate can be given to the student when it has been determined that the student is unable to make progress toward obtaining a high school diploma. This ruling is not intended to apply to exceptional students who have the ability to obtain a high school diploma. Input from the Individualized Education Program Committee and other resources should help guide this decision. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: This is for unusual circumstances not covered by the first three categories.

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APPENDIX 3 - DRIVER ASSIGNMENTS Student Name

Birthday

Date of Class Completion

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APPENDIX 4 - DRIVER EDUCATION INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION Union County Public Schools will offer several sessions of Driver Education throughout the school year. The course will consist of two phases. During the school year each class (phase one), will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. with a total of 36 hours upon completion. The behind-the-wheel instruction (phase two) requires 6 hours driving and 6 hours observation--scheduled on an individual basis. Again, the entire Driver Education Program consists of two phases: 1. Classroom - 36 hours 2. Driving - (behind-the-wheel) 6 hours driving, 6 hours observation All prospective students must register to be considered for the classes. Class enrollment will be limited to the 30 oldest students registered. The class list, based on age, will be posted prior to each class. Students should listen attentively to daily announcements to know when and where the class lists are posted. If a student starts the class and fails to complete it for any reason, he/she will need to make other arrangements to obtain the necessary coursework required for a driver's license/permit. This class will only be offered to each student one time (state law). Students between the ages 14 1/2 and 18 are eligible if they have not been previously enrolled. Before starting the course the following should be considered: after school activities (sports, clubs, etc.), vacation, jobs, etc. Considerations are not limited to these examples. In addition, if a student is removed because of discipline issues, they will not be allowed to retake the class with the Union County Public Schools. Again, the class will be offered once to each student.

REGISTRATION Name:

Birthday:

Home Phone #:

School Student Attends:

I understand that my son/daughter is enrolling in the Union County Public Schools Driver Education Program and I am responsible for arranging transportation at proper times. Parent Signature

Date

PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN THIS FORM TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE.

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APPENDIX 5 - STUDENT REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION SHEET Welcome to the Union County Public Schools Driver Education Program. We sincerely hope that you have an enjoyable learning experience. Please remember that other programs will be conducted in the building at the same time our program is meeting. We expect and appreciate your assistance in keeping our activities in the designated areas! Although the following policies/procedures have some negative overtones, they are not meant to be negative. They are written in an attempt to make you aware of the expectations from the beginning. Attendance: Students are expected to be in class and ready to work when the class begins. They are to have paper and a writing instrument available. Students that arrive late will not be admitted to class. Absences should be cleared up outside class time. More than 3 absences (6 hours of instruction) will result in the student being dropped from the class. This is mandated by state law--there will be no exceptions. Classrooms: All furniture, course materials, and equipment should not be abused. All furniture and equipment should be replaced in its original location before leaving the class area. Each student is responsible for his/her own possessions (personal belongings, books, trash, etc.). Discipline: Each student will follow the "Student Discipline Policy" approved by the Union County Public Schools Board of Education. General class rules are as follows: 1. Enter classroom quietly and report directly to a seat. 2. Be in seat with needed materials at the start of every class. Have paper and writing tool ready. 3. Do not distract instructor and/or other students. (No talking, getting out of seat, etc. without permission). 4. Keep all trash until class is dismissed and deposit in designated receptacles. 5. Any and all school and/or system rules will apply. 6. Driver Education is NOT to be used as an excuse from any type of after school detention or out of school suspensions for problems occurring during the regular school day. These will result in missed course time. Remember that you may only miss 3 days or 6 hours of instruction. Consequences 1. Warning from instructor 2. Delay in driving schedule. 3. Dismissal from class (a student who is dismissed will not be allowed to take Driver Education within the Union County Public Schools system). Food/Drinks in Classroom: Snacks are only allowed in the classroom if your instructor gives you permission, as long as the classroom remains neat and trash is disposed of properly.

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Leaving Class: Students are not allowed to leave class without permission. Other activities are being held around the building and should not be disturbed. Telephones: The telephone in the classroom may be used by students in emergencies or severe need. It is to be used only when class is completed. Calls will be limited to 1 minute. Cell phones, pagers, etc. will not be permitted and will be dealt with according to UCPS policy. Course Hours: School Year - The class is an 18 day-2 hours per day. Class will start at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. each day unless instructed. Summer Classes: Summer classes are 9 days-4 hours per day. Class typically will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. each day unless otherwise instructed. Students are reminded of the state mandated attendance guidelines. If the student foresees a conflict, it is in their best interest to notify the instructor ASAP. You are only offered this course one time!! The behind-the-wheel phase is scheduled on an individual basis with the oldest students having the opportunity to drive first. Before a student drives he/she must have met all classroom requirements and have all documents completed. All materials, books, etc. must be returned or your driving will be delayed. Driving will be completed ASAP; therefore, we request your patience.

Student Signature

Parent Signature

Date

Date

This form must be returned to your instructor, no later than the third day of class.

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APPENDIX 6 - DRIVING SKILLS PERFORMANCE RATING Students Name: Dear Parent/Guardian: Your son/daughter has completed an approved course in Driver Education which consists of six hours of behind-the-wheel training and possesses the basic skills necessary to operate an automobile. This does not mean that he/she is an expert driver. Additional supervision and guidance is needed. Listed below is a summary of the instruction that your son/daughter received in the behindthe-wheel phase of Driver Education, with an evaluation of their performance in each area. Please use this as a guide as you practice with him/her.

Driver Education Instructor

/ Date

/

/

PERFORMANCE: 1 = Performs well 2 = Performs adequately 3 = Needs some practice 4 = Needs much practice 1. Steering & Control 2. Breaking & Stopping 3. Speed Control 4. Turning Right/Left 5. Backing 6. Residential Driving 7. Rural/Open Highway 8. 2 & 3 Point Turns 9. Expressway Driving 10. City/Heavy Traffic 11. Parking 12. Emergencies 13. Right of Way Rules

14. Off Road Recovery 15. Lane Closing 16. IPDE 17. Checking Traffic 18. Smith System 19. 2 Second Rule (Fol. Dist.) 20. Signs 21. Communicating 22. Space Cushion 23. Use of Mirrors 24. Checking Blind Spots 25. Maneuvers

COMMENTS:

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APPENDIX 7 20-88.1. DRIVER EDUCATION (a) In accordance with criteria and standards approved by the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall organize and administer a program of driver education to be offered at the public high schools of this State for all physically and mentally qualified persons who (i) are older than 14 years and six months, (ii) are approved by the principal of the school, pursuant to rules adopted by the State Board of Education, (iii) are enrolled in a public or private high school within the State, and (iv) have not previously enrolled in the program. The State Board of Education shall use for such purpose all funds appropriated to it for said purpose, and may use all other funds that become available for its use for said purpose. The driver education program established pursuant to this section must include the following: (1) Instruction on the rights and privileges of the handicapped and the signs and symbols used to assist the handicapped relative to motor vehicles, including the "international symbol of accessibility" and other symbols and devices as provided in Article 2A of this Chapter. (2) At least six hours of instruction on the offense of driving while impaired and related subjects. (3) At least six hours of actual driving experience. To the extent practicable, this experience may include at least one hour of instruction on the techniques of defensive driving. (b) The State Board of Education shall adopt a salary range for driver education instructors who are public school employees and who do not hold teacher certificates. Driver education instructors who are public school employees and who hold teacher certificates shall be paid on the teacher salary schedule. A day of employment for driver education instructors who hold teacher certificates shall be the same number of hours required of all regular classroom teachers as established by the local board of education. (b1) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to permit local boards of education to enter contracts with public or private entities to provide a program of driver education at public high schools. All driver education instructors shall meet the requirements established by the State Board of Education; provided, however, driver education instructors shall not be required to hold teacher certificates. (c) All expenses incurred by the State in carrying out the provisions of this section shall be paid out of the Highway Fund. (d) The Division shall prepare a driver license handbook that explains the traffic laws of the State and shall periodically revise the handbook to reflect changes in these laws. At the request of the Department of Education, the Division shall provide free copies of the handbook to that Department for use in the program of driver education offered at public high schools. 1957, c. 682, s. 1; 1965, c. 410, s. 1; 1975, c. 431; c. 716, s. 5; 1977, c. 340, s. 4; c. 1002; 1983, c. 761, s. 141; 1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 982, s. 25; 1991, c. 689, s. 32(a); 1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 761, s. 7; 1997-16, s. 3; 1997-443, s. 32.20.) ยง 20-89: Repealed by Sessions Laws 1981, c. 976, s. 7. ยง 20-90: Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 976, s. 8.

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APPENDIX 8 - CAR EXCHANGE FORM Instructor Name

Old Car Information Car Number That is Being Turned In

Car Description Color, Make and Model

New Car Information Car Number That is Being Received

Car Description Color, Make and Model

Reason for Exchange (If this is for Maintenance, then discuss all maintenance items that you feel need to be checked. If this is for repairs, write a detailed description of the problem.)

Date that Car is Turned In

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APPENDIX 9 - GOLF CART USAGE FORM Date Requesting Golf Cart (allow 1 week in advance to reserve cart)

Driver Education Instructor Name and School Location

Date(s) Golf Cart Needed for Instruction and/or Demonstration ________Will need cart overnight ________Will NOT need cart overnight Securing trailer and truck properly Drop Off Location and Time of Golf Cart

Pick Up Date of Golf Cart

Pick Up Location and Time of Golf Cart

Email completed form to Dr. Jerry Cross at jerry.cross@ucps.k12.nc.us

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APPENDIX 10 - AGREEMENT BETWEEN SCHOOL AND PARENT FORM will be taking Driver’s Education

I understand that my daughter/son classroom or behind-the-wheel training at

. Also, I understand that

(circle either classroom or behind-the-wheel)

the classroom or behind-the-wheel training will begin on

and will

(circle either classroom or behind-the-wheel)

conclude on

.

The instructor has informed my daughter/son behind-the-wheel training will begin at

that the classroom or

p.m. and will end at

p.m.

(circle either classroom or behind-the-wheel)

As the parent or guardian of this student, I assume the responsibility of picking the student up on time at the designated time

p.m.

I understand that if I fail to be on time on the first offense, my child and I will be warned that if we are late picking up the student again, the student will be dropped from either the Driver’s Education classroom or behind-the-wheel (circle either classroom or behind-the-wheel)

training. Student’s Signature

Date

Parent’s Signature

Date

Instructor’s Signature

Date

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APPENDIX 11 - RELEASE TO PARENT OR PRIVATE DRIVING SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE FORM – SBTS-800

DATE: SUBJECT: Form SBTS–800 – Restricted Instruction Permit Form

Name of Student: Location of Driver Education Class Attended: Date Class Started: Total Hours Class Attended:

Date Class Concluded: Pass Fail Numerical Grade: (circle one)

Signature of Classroom Instructor: OR Signature of Lead Teacher (Cluster):

Date ―800 Form‖ Requested by Parent: Signature of Student’s Parent/Guardian: OR Signature of Private School Instructor:

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Appendix 12 – Lead Teachers Responsibilities I have been provided with a UCPS Driver Education Handbook for the 2011-2012 school year and I understand my duties and responsibilities as outlined. I have had an opportunity to review this handbook with Mrs. Dr. Wanda Little, Director of Secondary Education and/or Dr. Jerry Cross, Driver Education Coordinator and I have been informed of the following policies, procedures and timelines:             

Lead teacher responsibilities 2011-12 School Calendars 2011-2012 Class Schedule Department of Transportation Licensure Requirements and Guidelines Emergency Procedures, Contacts, and Phone Numbers Driver Education Philosophy and Objectives Accident Procedures Classroom, BTW and Attendance Expectations and timelines Student Discipline and Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures Timelines for documentations and time sheets Automobile use Cell Phone Usage Gas and Car Wash Procedures

I further understand that I am the single point of contact for my cluster and it is my responsibility to: meet with my drivers on a monthly basis: collect all paperwork and time sheets according to timelines turning them into the Secondary Education Office; ensure the drivers are meeting the required hours of classroom and BTW time; and provide the drivers with necessary documents, supplies and materials to provide an effective driver education program. As the single point of contact for my cluster I understand it is my responsibility to contact the Secondary Education Office for needed Certificates of Completion and Eligibility Forms and distribute forms to drivers. In the case of emergency, accident or a serious situation that is not found in the Driver Education Handbook, I understand I am to contact Dr. Jerry T. Cross immediately at 704-6516481 (c); or 704-290-1526 (w). If I cannot reach Dr. Cross I am to contact Mrs. Dr. Wanda Little at 704-296-0824 (w) or 704-221-8635 (c).

__________________________________ Driver Education Lead Teacher Signature

____________________ High School

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APPENDIX 13: Minor Accident Form Driver Education (Minor Accident Form) Driver (Student) ____________________________________________________________________________ First

Middle

Last

Observers (Student) ____________________________________________________________________________ First

Middle

Last

(Student) ____________________________________________________________________________ First

Middle

Last

Driver Education Teacher _____________________________________________________ First

Middle

Last

Driver Education Vehicle VIN Number __________________________________________

Driver Education Vehicle UCPS Number ________________________________________

Vehicle Make ______________________ Vehicle Year

Explanation of the accident (Time, location, date, etc)

_________________________

___________________________

Procedure to follow: 1. Call Police if needed; 2. Call and report accident to Dr. Jerry Cross or Mrs. Dr. Wanda Little; 3. Call and report to mechanics at Bus Garage; 4. Call and report to your Lead Teacher; 5. Fill-out Minor Accident Form - Make Copies and give copies to all mentioned above.

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All information contained in this document is subject to change. The most current and update information can be found on the Union County Public Schools website. The address for the handbook is: http://drivered.ucps.k12.nc.us/php/instructor_resources.php

When on the UCPS Website: Click on “Departments” Click on “Secondary Education” Note Quick Links on left – Click on Drivers Education Click on Drivers Education Handbook

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2011-12 UCPS Driver Education Handbook  

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